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    2 operating systems

    Hi everyone, my name is DavidGM
    I am new here, I had used this previously. My question if it can be answered is,

    I have been using IE as my OP system, I have joined a new forum which works best with Chrome, is it possible to have 2 systems on one computer and if so how is run in conjunction.
    If this is possible, how do you which between each.
    Any help will be much appreciated, David

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    Those are browsers rather than operating systems, so there are absolutely no issues with having both installed and just starting whichever one you want to use at any time.

    It's not even a problem to have them both running at the same time.

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    Bruce, thank you for helping me with this, as you can see I am not really computer orientated that much. Yes I did mean browsers. If it is not to much trouble how d I run both. I have chrome installed but not being used. Help would be appreciated, or point me in that direction if it is easier.
    David.

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    Just click Chrome on the start menu then enter a web address and hit enter. See "Get Started" and "How to use" topics and video here; https://support.google.com/chrome

    Bruce

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    David,

    One thing to remember is that only one of the browsers (IE or Chrome) can be set as your default browser, e.g. the one that will start if you click on a link in an email or document. However, if you click on a link inside one of the browsers it will open in that browser.
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    In fact I have actually had IE 10, Chrome and Fire Fox open at the same time. I generally use IE 10, but was looking at a particular site using all 3 browsers to see the differences in rendering the web site with each browser.
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    I always specify in my shortcuts which browser should open when I click on the shortcut. For example, if I want to open a website with Internet Explorer, here's what I put in my shortcut's target:

    "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" http://www.windowssecrets.com

    The first item is the browser, and the second item is the web address.

    You could just as easily put Firefox, Chrome, or whatever, as the first part.

    Make sure to fill in the "Start in" field -- in the case of IE, you put "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer", or whatever is correct for your computer.
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    Thank you one and all for your great help with this matter, I will try each of them over our weekend here in Australia to determine which I am more at ease with.
    Thank you all again,
    Regards David.

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