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This is just a image guide on how to setup and align 2 partitions I made for another user, and I thought it might be helpful to someone looking later.

I wont make a guide for this or anything as it's pretty self-explanatory and the intention was just to explain how to create 2 aligned partitions, not how to actually do the dual boot setup - that's up to you biggrin.gif

Diskpart info for anyone needing a reference
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff794606%28WinEmbedded.1001%29.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300415

All this shows is the creation of 2 x 20GB aligned partitions, as an example of how to do this.

And here's how it's done...

snap20.png

I can help with questions for sure if needed!

Sorry this is just an image but I didn't have time to write out a guide step by step
    
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Diskpart sure is a great command line tool...

You don't really need it for the standard use case (one big partition), but for things like Dual boot, or aligning for other operating systems, it's great...

I have also used it to align and format my USB drives... also works great to create bootable USB disks for installing Windows from
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Diskpart sure is a great command line tool...

You don't really need it for the standard use case (one big partition), but for things like Dual boot, or aligning for other operating systems, it's great...

I have also used it to align and format my USB drives... also works great to create bootable USB disks for installing Windows from
How is DiskPart used to make a USB drive bootable?
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using the active command, and bootsect, also included in windows 7/Vista
http://www.askvg.com/how-to-create-bootable-usb-drive-to-install-windows-vista/

Or you can also do it without bootsect, just clean and active
http://www.themudcrab.com/acronis_diskpart.php
    
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