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Old 05-08-2007, 01:31 PM   #1
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Cool Windows XP Pro/Windows Vista Home premium dual boot ftw?

I have Windows XP Professional version with service pack 2 as my main OS installed onto my C:/ Drive,
I want to partition my 40GB C:/ drive and make a 15GB partition and install Windows Vista Home premium edition can dual boot be done?
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: Windows XP Pro/Windows Vista Home premium dual boot ftw?

could be... but a 15GB partition for vista would be pointless, cant really see the point of dual booting two different versions of windows on such a small HHD
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I have Windows XP Professional version with service pack 2 as my main OS installed onto my C:/ Drive,
I want to partition my 40GB C:/ drive and make a 15GB partition and install Windows Vista Home premium edition can dual boot be done?
Yeah it can be done, im running it now. I would make your vista partition bigger tho.
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:27 PM   #4
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vista takes 8 gigs lol
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:47 PM   #5
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Default Re: Windows XP Pro/Windows Vista Home premium dual boot ftw?

It can be done no problem, just create the two partitions and install one os onto each
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Yeah but vista takes a lot of gigs!
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vista takes 8 gigs lol
Yeah, i know that. If he is anything like me he will have loads of stuff installed, so its better to be safe than sorry. My Xp is at 15gig used, and my vista is at 18 and i hardly use that.
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You could just do 20/20 to equal everything out..
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A word of thought. I have a 40gig hdd 30gig win xp c/drive and a 10gig partition of xp as a back up d/drive, I have installed vista ultimate 3 times now on my c drive but the only problem i find is that the built in back up in vista tends to reduce my drive by nearly half IE to about 15g. I have never found away to delete or switch of the back up, so it was really pointless me upgrading as i would fill 15gig easy and it would start to slow my computer down. you are putting a different version on that doesn't have the back up( I think) so you might get away with it but in all honesty i would buy a bigger hdd first before going down that option.
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I have all my stuff installed and backup on my external drive
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