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Sharing Programs Between Xp And Win 7


Hey recently my brother has downloaded windows 7 and dual booted. I am waiting for some computer replacement parts before creating a dual boot between xp and windows 7. However my brother has encountered a problem. He can't make shortcuts for applications between the os. I did some research and read in this forum that its impossible to share applications.

So here is my question:is there a program that creates special shortcuts for xp without downloading the program twice or will i have to manually go through my computer to launch the program.


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Posted On: 2009-09-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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