i come here as it's the most trusty and friendly site i know. So i'd like to ask some questions about a bit of "special" installation of W7 i want to do.
Finally, after many years using, repairing, updating, etc a 2006 computer, my brother and i saved enough money to get a modern (2014-2015 range i'd say) computer and a proper display for gaming. The computer comes with Windows 10 Trial Version and i want to get rid of it. I own a Windows 7 SP1 "N" Version with it's corresponding product key.
The "special" part comes here:
It's a shared computer, what i want to do is having 2 HDD partitions, and install that W7 i own on both, selecting which one to use on the boot menu. My brother would get 2TB and me 1TB. I'm doing all this because of malware concers. My bro usually visits suspicious webs to download his stuff, install a lot of things (some of them include adware, etc), use P2P clients (in fact, 2 weeks ago had problems with a troyan in his current laptop), so one question would be,
if i have 2 separate installations of W7 on 2 different partitions but on same HDD, if one gets infected with malware, will it screw things only on that partition, or it could affect the other?
Other question would be, is it even possible to do that double installation? I think it is, but i'd like an opinion of more experienced users.
Also, if it gets done, will i have validation problems when activating Windows online? It's a legal copy, so no problems should appear from that side, but maybe there will be other conflicts, as it's the same machine running the exact same OS twice on different partitions.
Hopefully some people here know enough about this quite odd purpose.
Thanks to take the time to read
Edited by TurboMan, Nov 06 2018 - 06:53 AM.