[Durham] Meeting Reminder: Tuesday 18th Feb, 19:30 Durham Rowing Club

Dougie Nisbet dougie at highmoor.co.uk
Wed Feb 19 20:36:34 UTC 2014

On 18/02/14 20:52, Martin Ward wrote:
> On 17/02/2014 15:57, Dougie Nisbet wrote:
>> I've just installed Debian on an SSD on my netbook. Looks quite
>> interesting. Next step is to either:
>>    repartition and install Windows 7 on separate partition
>> or
>>    Install a VM.
>> I'm not sure which way to go. In theory, the fast boot-up of SSD means that
>> it might be better to install Windows 7 on native partition, but VM looks
>> more fun/interesting. I also don't know what's going to happen when I enter
>> my serial number. Will windows think I'm running on a different PC and
>> refuse to talk to me?
>> At the moment it's a minimal Debian install. I'll see if I can get
>> VirtualBox installed before tomorrow night. Would that be the best choice?
> If you want to play games or use other graphically intensive programs,
> then dual boot is probably the only option. Otherwise, VirtualBox is
> a lot easier: eg you can save a copy of the entire hard drive,
> mess about with Windows and then restore it back again if something
> goes wrong or you chsnge your mind.
I suspect there's a marginal benefit in performance from dual boot I'm 
interested in the VirtualBox and have done a successful install. It 
needed a manual activation, which we did last night, and it *appeared* 
to go ok, but I notice today it's unhappy again. sigh.

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