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anandsinghin

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    partitioning in vista
    « on: October 02, 2008, 09:07:47 AM »
    i am having single hard drive 200gb which has vista. i would like to install windows xp also. i wanted to know whether i can partition this single drive to two drives(100gb each) without removing vista..

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    Re: partitioning in vista
    « Reply #1 on: October 02, 2008, 02:22:10 PM »
    You're asking for trouble, putting two OS's on a single HD.
    It's much better to just use two HD's.  I'm doing that now on three systems of my own.

    But yes, you CAN repartition a Vista drive without damaging Vista.

    I just did it a few days ago on a Vista drive of my own.  I used "Partition Magic 8".
    It worked like a charm.  I created a "Storage" partition for misc. data and Ghost backup files.

    First you have to reduce the size of the Vista partition, which leaves "Free Space".
    Then you have to "Create" a new drive in the 'Free Space'.

    Everything must be done in precise order or you can wind up with a NON-Booting HD.

    Proceed with Caution!

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