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Dual-booting Windows 8.1 and XP


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I’m considering adding an XP partition to a 32-bit, Windows 8.1 computer so I can run Combat Flight Simulator (CFS) on the big monitor. I have some concerns about this.


Will having XP on my computer will leave an open door to malware, etc.?


Will I be able to download the last batch of XP updates, including SP3, from a reputable website? Microsoft still appears to have the update to SP3 available on its site, but I don’t know if it has the updates that are added to SP3.


If I elect to boot into XP and run CFS, will my computer be safe? Would it be safer if I disconnected the network cable before booting into XP. That computer is wireless.


Will the XP partition be a risk when I boot into Win8.1 with the network cable connected?


I understand that installing XP will overwrite 8.1, but I’ve downloaded and installed Easy BCD 2.2, so I can select which operating system to run.


I would appreciate hearing from you about these issues. Thanks.



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