How to Run & Switch Between Two or more Operating Systems without Restarting/ Rebooting ur Computer

It may seem unbelievable but i have got this software that enables you to run more that one operating system on your Computer and...


It may seem unbelievable but i have got this software that enables you to run more that one operating system on your Computer and also enable you to switch between multiple operating systems without rebooting or restarting your computer join me in this jolly ride:

Virtual Box is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is Virtual Box an extremely
feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source
Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL)
 Presently, Virtual Box runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not
limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and

OpenBSD:
Virtual Box is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and
platforms it runs on. Virtual Box is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while Oracle ensures the
product always meets professional quality criteria.

1.1 Why is visualization useful?
The techniques and features that VirtualBox provides are useful for several scenarios:
Running multiple operating systems simultaneously. VirtualBox allows you to run more
than one operating system at a time. This way, you can run software written for one
operating system on another (for example, Windows software on Linux or a Mac) without having to reboot to use it. Since you can configure what kinds of “virtual” hardware should
be presented to each such operating system, you can install an old operating system such
as DOS or OS/2 even if your real computer’s hardware is no longer supported by that
operating system.





Easier software installations, Software vendors can use virtual machines to ship entire
software configurations. For example, installing a complete mail server solution on a real
machine can be a tedious task. With VirtualBox, such a complex setup (then often called
an “appliance”) can be packed into a virtual machine. Installing and running a mail server
becomes as easy as importing such an appliance into VirtualBox.
Testing and disaster recovery, Once installed, a virtual machine and its virtual hard disks
can be considered a “container” that can be arbitrarily frozen, woken up, copied, backed
up, and transported between hosts.
On top of that, with the use of another VirtualBox feature called “snapshots”, one can save
a particular state of a virtual machine and revert back to that state, if necessary. This way,
one can freely experiment with a computing environment. If something goes wrong (e.g.
after installing misbehaving software or infecting the guest with a virus), one can easily
switch back to a previous snapshot and avoid the need of frequent backups and restores.
Any number of snapshots can be created, allowing you to travel back and forward in virtual
machine time. You can delete snapshots while a VM is running to reclaim disk space.
Infrastructure consolidation, Virtualization can significantly reduce hardware and electricity
costs. Most of the time, computers today only use a fraction of their potential power
and run with low average system loads. A lot of hardware resources as well as electricity
are thereby wasted. So, instead of running many such physical computers that are only partially
used, one can pack many virtual machines onto a few powerful hosts and balance the
loads between them.

Requirements:
>Download all the required Software at the end of this post
>You need a standard Computer with at least 1gb or ram and 40gb of hard disk although i will advice anybody to use 2gb of ram and anything above 40gb

of hard disk as the minimum requirements
>The parent OS must have admin privileges
>You need the installation CD for the operating system you wish to use in your virtual machine

Now How to Install:
the steps to install are very download VirtualBox and the extension packs from the links at the end of this post
Now that you have all that is needed double click on VirtualBox-4.1.8-75467-Win.exe and you will have something like the picture below.





>Install both VirtualBox and VirtualBox extension pack compatible with your OS
>After installation run the program and select NEW from the top left corner
you will see something like what is below………….