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Old 03-04-2007, 03:53 PM   #1
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What I want to do is dual boot Linux with Windows XP Media Center Edition. The problem is XP came pre-installed on the computer. I would have to format the hard drive and then partition it, but I have no XP install disc to install XP again. Where could I get the install disc? I have been searching on torrent sites but haven't found one yet. I am not a big fan of partitioning software either, since they have caused problems for me before. Would I be able to use the recovery disc to "install" XP again?
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dual Booting with Gateway...

just use partition magic to create a new partition. no re installing or formatting needed. i know you dont like this kinda software but its easy and works really well. worth a go!
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Partition magic isnt without its risks, so if you choose to use it, then make sure you backup, i know plenty people who have had problems, especially when your making your OS partition smaller.
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well fiddling about with your partitions using any type of method is risky. thats just life. i still recommend it ... backing up would be good you have important data
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