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Can a PC with 1 hard drive have 5 partitions be able to boot up XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, together with a disk recovery partit

Can a PC with 1 hard drive have 5 partitions be able to boot up XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, together with a disk recovery partition?

My HP computer has 1 hard drive, and 1 partition has the Windows Vista on it. One other partition is also a primary partition, which has the Recovery Data on it.

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"You can only have 4 primary, but you can have as many extended partitions as you want (well, up to 26 before you may start have problems in an everyday computer example).

This shouldn't be a problem, but frankly, I wouldn't... you will just be looking for more trouble than it's worth.

If I was you, and your PC is of reasonable power, install Windows 7 64 bit or XP and then install Virtual PC or another virtualisation software and run it that way.

I can understand situations where you will want to have separate OS's, and I used to do it all the time (the more the better!) but I personally just don't think it's worth doing unless you have a real specific reason for it."