Well, now I have a small home network with Windows 7. My Pc uses media server which has a a shared directory for the other two Windows computer on the same network. I also shared a Printer of my friend. I want to put a Linux distro on my PC. Now I want to know that does I could still share the multimedia content of my directory with two Windows PCs. What about the printer sharing. I think after booting on the Linux all things might disappear and nothing would be found. I do not want to loose all the setting even when I boot in Linux. I planned to boot with a live cd to check the same. But will it be worth trying out. So the conclusion is that on a dual boot system does it is possible to view the same files common among them. Or else it is not easy for me to backup the large amount of data on both.