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Dual Boot XP and Vista


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#1 cap2587

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:58 AM

I am wanting to install Windows Vista while keeping XP on my PC as well, therefore dual booting. I have been reading up on how to do it. For some reason I am unable to find the option to shrink the Volume on my C drive. I right click on the C drive in Disk management like it tells me and there is no option to shrink. Would I be better off using 3rd party software to Create an unused Partition. If so, which one do you recommend. Any Ideas? Thanks

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 09:21 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

One alternative: http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_wi...screenshots.htm

<<Would I be better off using 3rd party software to Create an unused Partition.>>

I wouldn't necessarily say "better off", they are alternatives to getting the same task accomplished, IMO. Since I have had partioning software for some time, I probably would use that. If I didn't have such already, I would try the suggestions/procedures depicted in the first link above.

The fact that Vista has partitioning capabilities which XP did/does not have...might alter my decision to acquire partitioning software today...such tools were not inherent in Windows back when I first acquired the software program I use for such.

I also just read that Partition Magic (the program that I use with XP) does not work with Vista, so that would influence any decision I made relative to partition software today.

http://www.vistarewired.com/2007/02/16/how...n-windows-vista

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