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Question re dual booting XP and Win7


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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 03:09 AM

This morning I downloaded and burned the ISO of Win 7 vs 7100.0.09042.1700 and intend to dual boot with XP MCE.

The basic question is, where do I put W7? I imagine I will have to make a specific partition for it but don't seem to be able to do this in MMC.
I have removed partitions with DISKPART, but have not made a new one. Is this possible?

Not short of room, LOL, so where is the best place to install Win 7?

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:59 AM

Looks like I can use DISKPART using either

create partition primary [size=n][noerr], or

create volume simple [size=n][noerr].

Which one?

(I was thinking of using the other internal drive F:)

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 09:38 PM

Have found that the easiest way to install Windows 7 is to make a new partition with the free Easus Partition Manager and then just go for it. I did it on a single blank drive on Thursday night but that wasn't entirely satisfactory, so hooked up all my other drives and reinstalled last night. No problem at all. Less than hour and was away looking for updates - new drivers for webcam and Wireless adapter were obtained and installed automatically. Have spent a few hours installing my favourite programmes and all is good, and have multiboot option.




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