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Would installing a second OS slow down my computer?

Right now I have Vista, and am thinking on downloading Ubuntu just for the hell of it. Say I want to run Vista, would the fact that I have ubuntu on my computer slow down Vista at all?

Also, if I install Ubuntu, how would the partition work?
Would it automatically partition itself leaving all of my vista files untouched?

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5 Responses to “Would installing a second OS slow down my computer?”

  1. Jack M said :

    there are more than a few options for the partition. It is best if you wipe the entire drive. the cut it in half. then put nasty Vista on the ubuntu on the other half. But it will install beside Vista. It will not slow your computer down. If you just want to see how it feels, ubuntu is a Live CD. That means you can run the entire OS right off the CD without installing it at all.

    Hope that helps

  2. The Phlebob said :

    In general, multiple operating systems don’t affect each other beyond the fact that they all take up space on the hard disk. When one is running, the other(s) aren’t, and their files are in separate partitions as well, so disk operations aren’t slowed down either.

    Hope that helps.

  3. well said :

    Are you from xp upgrade to vista, your PC should be more than Memory 1G, mine is 2g, and it’s good Performance for my Vista system, why does you installed both vista & Ubuntu, i think it will slow down your vista, there are some ways to speed up for your vista from this link: , i don’t know whether is help to you?

  4. TheBrain said :

    Not a all, since both operating systems are not running at the same time. Unless you have a really small hard drive. Computers use hard drive space as virtual memory and if the hard drive space is very limited it will not have space for virtual memory and therefore performace will be reduced.

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