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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.


[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?)


Here's Microsoft's Frequently asked questions about Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

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

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