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10.4. Advanced Topics

The solutions in this final section of this chapter include the odds and ends that round off the discussion of installing and upgrading Windows XP. If you want to use more than one operating system on your computer, try setting up a dual-boot system, as described later. If you wish to repair a broken Windows XP installation, see "Creating a Boot Disk" and "Using the Windows Recovery Console," both later in this section. Finally, the controversial Product Activation feature in Windows XP is uncovered and explained.

10.4.1. Setting Up a Dual-Boot System

With a dual-boot (or multi-boot) setup, you can install multiple operating systems side-by-side on the same computer, and simply choose which one to use each time you boot. So, why would you want to do this?


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