My question is, should I partition my hard drive and dual-boot XP Home SP2
and Vista? (I would assume this would be a good idea.)
My question is, how should I go about partitioning my hard drive?>Its definitely recommended and the correct way to install Windows Vista
>right now, I don't think Vista currently supports installing on a RAW disk,
>also installing on a logical partition keeps your existing data protected
>if something goes wrong, and I suspect you will be still using Windows XP,
If I were to go about partitioning my 80 gig hard drive, how large should I>For partitioning, I used Partition Magic, thats all I know, maybe someone
>can make some additional suggestion on partitioning tools. You can also use
>Windows XP setup to create a partition in the unpartitioned space.
make the partition for XP and how large should I make the partition for
Can I make the partitions when I'm going to reinstall XP?>I notice since build 5112, the space requirements for Windows Vista keeps
>growing. The latest build 5308 uses a total 8GBs, so to be safe, I
>recommend you install Vista 5308 or the next CTP on nothing less than
>30GBs, the more the better, so your 40GBs sounds like a great way to go.
-->Windows XP setup should allow you to create a partition in the
>unpartitioned space, so no problems there.
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I you already know and mentioned, install the older version of Windows first
(in this case XP) then Windows Vista.
"Travis King" <Anonymousnone.com> wrote in message
news:udExBHZQGHA.6008TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...> If Vista does come public, I intend on downloading it. My question is,
> should I partition my hard drive and dual-boot XP Home SP2 and Vista? (I
> would assume this would be a good idea.) My question is, how should I go
> about partitioning my hard drive? I have never done a dual-boot before or
> partitioned a hard drive. Right now, my primary hard drive is a Western
> Digital 80GB IDE 2MB cache hard drive (Formatted to 74.52GB) whole drive
> is one partition, using XP. I'm currently utilizing 14.1GB on this drive.
> Then, I have a second hard drive. It's a Western Digital 120GB IDE 8MB
> cache hard drive. (Formatted to 111.78GB) It is also one entire
> partition, using it for storage of personal files like pictures, music,
> and so on. I'm using close to 10GB in it.
> If I were to go about partitioning my 80 gig hard drive, how large should
> I make the partition for XP and how large should I make the partition for
> Vista? Should I go 40 gigs each and split it exactly in half? Can I make
> the partitions when I'm going to reinstall XP?
> Note: I know from reading in this newsgroup that I should install XP
> before installing Vista when doing a dual-boot. I also heard that I
> should put XP in the first partition and Vista in the second.