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Create new partition in Win 8.1

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#1 alanem


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Posted 24 December 2014 - 10:08 AM

Hello   I want to install XP on my Win8.1 laptop.  I understand I can do this by creating a new partition and using my original XP install disc.  Is there a tutorial to do this for Win 8.1?  I've looked at "Creating and formatting a partition in Windows" but I have a different a Disk Management screen which shows numerous partitions but none designated as unallocated.   Right clicking on the major © partition which is 85% free, lists "Shrink volume" but I don't want to go any further without some idea of what I'm doing.   Thanks

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 12:47 PM


Our friends at TweakHound offer a very detailed solution: How To Resize Your Windows 8 Partition



Then, hop over here to learn about dual booting Windows operating systems...


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#3 JohnC_21


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Posted 24 December 2014 - 12:54 PM

I would like to point out that if the Windows 8.1 computer has UEFI and a GPT disk you will never get XP to dual boot as XP 32bit does not support booting from a GPT disk. 64bit XP does support it.



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