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Hello fellas I just acquired Vista and I now want to install it on another partition. I am wondering if I can just pop the disk in a use the installer to make the partition or will I need some other program?

Thanks a lot for the help and before you say I am checking the faq's now lol.
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I have done it on a secondary Hard drive w/o any other software, just w/ the Vista install disc. I think you should have no problem installing it on a clean partition!
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Use programs like Partition Magic or similar to create additional partition on your HD. Then install Vista

Also just a head up. My performance drop when i do dual OS
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I don't think the Vista installation process alllows you to create partitions if an operateing system is already installed, you're going to have to use third party software to create seperate partitions before attempting to install it.
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Well you can either create 2 partitions on 1 HDD or use multiple HDD'S.

However let me warn you about partitioning programs. If it goes wrong it can potentially mess up your exisiting XP partition.
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just use the built in partition program in the windows vista dvd
    
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by startekee View Post
just use the built in partition program in the windows vista dvd
It wont resize an already remaining partition though. Only creates new ones or edit exisiting in the form of new installation.
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