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Os Change & Rearrange! Need Help /w Ignorence


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#1 Bleeeep

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 05:09 PM

My computer is fairly new, and I installed Windows x64 Pro on there from the start and have been having problems with all sorts of things, and decid3d I need to dual-boot.

First of all, this site is really cool. If everyone knew of such communities, things would get fixed a lot faster/cheaper and everyone would be a lot happier :thumbsup:

Ok, well, my problem is reformatting and dealing with drives and such is unchartted territory for me, so I may ask ignorent questions, but I'm sure you get that a lot. I have a lot of information on my /C: drive (x64 pro) and do not want to loose it, also I have a lot of information on my /E: drive (movies, .img's, TV shows, misc video data) and do not want to loose that. I guess what i need to know is that, when I reformat, is there a way to have everything on, say my /E: drive (backups from /C: too), and split my /C: drive and dual-boot Windows 32-bit and 64-bit? And after that, have my x64 drive back to normal?

Can I get links to, in your opinion, the best software/tutorials to do this?

I know it's probably pretty simple, but it's not something to be uncertain about, if you know what I mean.

THANKS!!



[my /E: drive is about 100 Gigs, and my /C: is about 140 Gigs with 107 free. if that helps you with what I should do to backup at all]

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Posted 03 March 2006 - 09:38 PM

Here's a tutorial from Microsoft on dual booting: (You do have the proper kind of 64 bit processor to support Win XP 64 pro yes?)

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...ore/2000xp.mspx

Here's Microsoft's Frequently asked questions about Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/6...sel_x64faq.mspx

Edited by Enthusiast, 03 March 2006 - 09:45 PM.





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