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Old December 2nd, 2017, 02:55 AM
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Yes, I DVD live distro is much slower than an installed one. It is limited by read speed of the drive and RAM.

Rather than dual boot, for a first time I would recommend disconnecting the existing Win7 hard disk (unplug the SATA cable physically from the drive) when you install a spare disk inside. Then there is no risk of affecting the Win7 install or more importantly, corrupting the boot sector (repairing that is more of a pain from Vista onwards).

The GRUB bootloader can be modified later to allow booting back into the Win7 disk when you reconnect it.
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