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#1 freezerburn16

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:17 PM

i was jusst wondering if i partisioned my hardrive with vista and it ended up crashing if it would mess with my XP partition!
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Posted 14 July 2006 - 10:24 AM

Partitioning the drive will inevitably destroy most of the data on it. The process for installing Vista on top of XP usually includes a window asking if you want to move your files to the new operating system, and will then ask you to save the files on a CD or USB drive. My guess is that some security program blocked the install program from modifying the partitions. What did the error message say?
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Posted 15 July 2006 - 10:03 AM

I assume that you want to do a dual boot of Vista and XP...

I have used a great program to chop my only existing partition into 2.
"Partition Magic"

~With this program you can take free space from your existing partition and make another and then format it.

Worked great for me and my 80 gig.

PS: The trial version only lets you see the functionality. it does not do any type of actual partitioning.
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 07:21 PM

do you think that it would be ok t0o crack the program. i know how to use a hex editor but i wouldnt want the program to crash. i have alot of valueable stuff on my comp
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 09:36 AM

It depends on how you partition it. Vista will write to the drive that you specify - but will also add to the boot sector. So, you may end up having to repair the boot sector if you remove Vista.

I've installed Vista on a 2 hard drive system and it didn't hurt anything - I can still use XP whenever I want to. I installed it on a 2 hard drive system and it broke my XP install (which was to be expected since you can't have 2 Windows directories on the same drive).

As for "cracking" the program - I'd have to advise against that (and it's probably illegal - which isn't condoned here). It's much simpler and easier to use a disk partitioning program to make the partitions before you install Vista.
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Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:48 AM

thatnks man and at this point cracking vista is not illegal because it is in the beta stage......
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 07:07 AM

This specific subject was discussed during my recent trip to Microsoft and we were told that it was a violation of both the EULA and the Beta agreement.
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Posted 11 August 2006 - 10:26 AM

This specific subject was discussed during my recent trip to Microsoft and we were told that it was a violation of both the EULA and the Beta agreement.


you went to microsoft, cool where is it at



and how do you create a partition, im anxious to test out that little sticker that sais vista capable

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 01:08 PM

Bellevue, Washington. About 20 minutes from the Seattle airport. A great place to work from what I saw.

The "official" reason for my visit was "to provide technical information for the Windows Certification program".

There's many ways to create a partition. The easiest is to use Partition Magic (a pay-for program). It'll allow you to resize your current hard disk into different programs. There are freeware tools that let you do this - but I'm not familiar with them.

Basically what you do is take the free space on the drive (assuming it's partitioned into just one partition) and un-allocate the space from that partition. Then you make the unallocated space into a partition and format it.
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Posted 19 August 2006 - 10:45 AM

Is it safe to just partition with the XP setup CD? :huh:
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 07:41 AM

Basically, there's 2 ways to partition a disk:
1) Using a utility such as Fdisk to partition an empty hard drive
2) Using tools like Partition Magic to partition a hard drive with data on it.

I don't think that the XP disk can do it just by inserting the disk and turning the system on. Check this article out for more details: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,73826-page,1/article.html
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