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I currently have windows 7 64bit on it but I want to run linux on another part of it. does anyone know of any simple ways or good guides to partition it?

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use the disk manager in windows 7 to reduce the size of your existing partition and the install linux. make sure you go in to the advanced disk options when installing the new OS and create a new partition in the empty space and not overwriting your windows install.

most current distro's will automaticly set up a boot menu for you so you can choose what OS to boot into at startup.
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use the disk manager in windows 7 to reduce the size of your existing partition and the install linux. make sure you go in to the advanced disk options when installing the new OS and create a new partition in the empty space and not overwriting your windows install.

most current distro's will automaticly set up a boot menu for you so you can choose what OS to boot into at startup.
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