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Old 05-03-2008, 10:51 AM   #11
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you can always just install both dualboot on a single harddrive, use linux and have it set with 15g and vista more, like 40g
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:03 AM   #12
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Well I plan on allocating 80GB space to Vista. The only thing keeping me from doing that right now is that I'm afraid that partitioning my primary hard drive will negatively effect my existing OS. I already moved most of my important files into my 500GB secondary drive, so do you guys think it'll be safe? I know you're typically supposed to set up a hard drive before you write anything on it.
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:08 AM   #13
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so you moved files to a 500gb harddrive? ok, but why did'nt you just dual boot it with that?
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:29 PM   #14
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I got the 500 GB hard drive after I got the 250 GB hard drive that my primary OS is on right now. I thought you could only dual boot from your primary hard drive? Not your secondary so I freed up 100 GB on my 250 GB hard drive.
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:59 PM   #15
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nice then go dual boot.

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Old 05-03-2008, 09:48 PM   #16
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One last question before I go through with the dual boot, can someone recommend me some good freeware that will back up my entire system? PartitionMagic recommends PowerQuest Drive Image, but that costs money so... any ideas?
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:11 AM   #17
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http://free-backup.info/how-to-easil...indows-xp.html
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