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Old 03-23-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Dual-Booting XP & Vista

I have Vista installed on my computer, and it has two partitions that have been there since the beginning, the C drive and D drive.

The C Drive is where all my stuff is and Vista is installed.
The D Drive is empty, but when I made it show hidden files I saw two folders. Recycle.bin and system volume information or something like that.

Can I install XP in the D partition? [It's 10GB, 70MB used]

If so, how will I choose which operating system I want?
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Old 03-23-2007, 03:58 PM   #2
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Yes, you should be able to. Windows takes around 7gb or so, just choose to boot from CD and erase that partion on the D drive..then format it and install
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:00 PM   #3
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But is it safe to format the D drive? Like is it something Toshiba specifically has on there that I shouldn't delete or anything?
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Lol, the D drive IS for windows XP, if thats the OS it came with..most likely it is just one HDD one formatted into C: and one formatted into D:. It should be safe.
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Default Re: Dual-Booting XP & Vista

Im guessing his comp came with Vista coz he has only had it a few days. Have you got a restore CD with the computer? Is there any documentation about restoring the computer? Its possible that the D partition could be a restore partition for your OS. Check all your documents.
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:13 PM   #6
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Lol, the D drive IS for windows XP, if thats the OS it came with..most likely it is just one HDD one formatted into C: and one formatted into D:. It should be safe.
My computer came with Vista. It has never had XP and there isn't anything in D besides hidden system files. I checked the documentation from Toshiba, and it really sucks, there's nothing in it besides showing what each port on the laptop does (ex. USB, modem, etc.) and accessories I can buy.
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So have you got a restore disc? If you havent, then what you meant to do if your system screws up?
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I have a restore disc, yes.
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:34 PM   #9
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It could be a recovery partition, many retail computers have that now.
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Yeah, it may or may not cause problems to format it.
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