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well, I decided to reinstall vista, but I want to dual boot with XP. To do this, should I use partition magic to make a new partition, or is there a better way? Also, once I install Vista, if i end up liking it better can i just delete the xp partition?
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Yes, you could just delete the xp partition. To make a new partition you could just do it in disk management.
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Yes, you could just delete the xp partition. To make a new partition you could just do it in disk management.
mmmm how?
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I would recommend installing XP first, it makes it much easier to dual boot. So when you are installing XP, it will ask you to hit C to create a partition. So just make it the size you want. Then partition the rest of the drive with the C command again. Then highlight the C: partiton to load XP on.
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I would recommend installing XP first, it makes it much easier to dual boot. So when you are installing XP, it will ask you to hit C to create a partition. So just make it the size you want. Then partition the rest of the drive with the C command again. Then highlight the C: partiton to load XP on.
i already have xp installed...
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i already have xp installed...
Ok I see. So you have XP and want to parttion a portion of the HDD to load Vista. I would just use partition magic to create a second partition. I dont know of any other safe way to do it.
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