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I have windows xp pro and just recieve my copy of vista ultimate 32 bit.Now is the trial version from ms.I have my raid 0 nice,and don't want mess that up.How i can install this copy without mess up my windows xp pro.
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If you make a new partation and then install it on there vista should automatically make a boot loader for dual boot. Just make sure you dont install on the same partition.
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You think i can make a new partition with the raid 0?
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You can, but you'll have to use a partition editor. I recommend GParted. You can use it to shrink your current partition, and make a new partition with the space you've recovered. It's fairly straight forward.
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You should be able to make a seperate partition in windows then use that to install vista on. Just make sure its big enough.
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post #6 of 13
Virtual PC 2007 <- You can try out Vista "Features" but you wont get a real feeling of performance because it will run a bit sluggish. Use a 25GB Virtual Hard Drive and I'd say set the virtual memory to 1024 at least.

Or buy a extra 80GB drive for like $30?
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
You should be able to make a seperate partition in windows then use that to install vista on. Just make sure its big enough.
I don't think he will be able to shrink his current partition in XP, only Vista can do that. So, I believe he will have to use a partition editor as suggested above.

@Modki - good suggestion
post #8 of 13
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I don't think he will be able to shrink his current partition in XP, only Vista can do that. So, I believe he will have to use a partition editor as suggested above.

@Modki - good suggestion
good point im so used to vista now
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post #9 of 13
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good point im so used to vista now
As am I. That's why I had to think about it at first. I love that vista can do it on it's own, but GParted will still work fine for what the OP is trying to do. Partition Magic is also a good choice.
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Thank's to all,good help,REP + for all of you mates.Now i can get any of that software for free?Or i have to paid somewhere.I really want to try this vista for 1st time.I another rig in the house but have a raid 0 too.
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