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Create a new partition for Dual Boot OS ?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by John Phoenix, May 3, 2010.

  1. John Phoenix New Member

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    I wish to create a new 30 gig partition on my lappy to install a copy of XP for games that don't work well with Win 7.

    Win 7 is on the drive now. I want the win 7 and Xp to be dual bootable. Is this possible?
     
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    If you make the new partition bootable, it should be.
     
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    Thanks but.. How?

    I have only before set up new partitions on new hard drives that were empty to prepare for windows install. I have no idea how to do it with a drive that has an existing partition with an OS on it.
     
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    Here's what I did:

    1. Create new partition
    2. Install Windows 7
    3. ????
    4. Profit!

    Microsoft will automatically detect that you have 2 OS and will ask you everytime you try to boot on which one to boot. One of my partition is factory setting Windows Vista, the other one is Windows 7.
     

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