1. someone2639's Avatar
    So, I already have Windows 10 running on VMWare, but it's been running a little slow. So the question is this: Does dual-booting Windows 10 and 8.1 just as safe, if not safer, than a VMWare. If not, then is there a faster VM I can use? (Took me around 3 minutes to type from VMWare)

    Some hardware, for accurate recommendations:
    8MB (LOL, I meant GB) RAM
    Intel dual-core i5 4th gen
    1920x1080 touch
    01-24-2015 05:08 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Dual-booting is perfectly safe, as long as you know what you're doing. Caveat is what you'd expect, having to reboot to switch.
    Using a VM is more foolproof though.

    Personally, I'm not experienced with that, having dabbled more in dual-booting Linux, and those often make it easy.

    I don't think another VM would perform better, but make sure to set the VM settings to your liking, so that its not starving 10 for system resources.
    01-24-2015 10:03 PM
  3. Chuck Foltz's Avatar
    dual boot hands down. unless you have a vdi :)
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    01-24-2015 10:08 PM
  4. someone2639's Avatar
    I had an odd dream in which, when I set VMware's priority to high, it worked just as fast as a normal OS. Is that possible?
    01-26-2015 05:55 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    I had an odd dream in which, when I set VMware's priority to high, it worked just as fast as a normal OS. Is that possible?
    You're still trying to have two OSes run with the same amount of resources one would get, no getting around that.
    01-26-2015 06:31 AM

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