Moving things around

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Iplant, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Iplant

    Iplant Guest

    Hi all,

    Getting ready for Vista still! I have decided to install the full version
    of Vista and keep my windows XP for awhile.

    I currently have XP installed on 250 h/d which is named C:. I did partion
    this H/D and installed Vista on the other portion now named E:. I would like
    to move Xp to my spare drive which is D: and empty and then use the entire C:
    only for Vista.

    So here are my questions: should I just format the E: drive removing the RC2
    Vista? Then could I extend the C partition so it's all Vista? I seem to
    remember reading here that you can partition left to right but not right to
    left. Next can I somehow move my current installation of XP to D; is there
    an easy way to do this or must I re-install? I have backups of everything
    and image copies of XP and RC2; I am not concerned about loosing anything

    I sort of know what I am doing, but this is relatively new to me and I am
    not confident that I am using the best methods. Any helpful hints or
    suggestions are as always much appreciated!

    Also I did download Vista Boot Pro, should it go on Vista or XP partition?

    Lastly; if I transfer XP to the D drive and then disconnect it before
    installing Vista on C; will this "hide XP" and eliminate the restore points
    problems. I would re-connect it after installing Vista; would I still need a
    bootloader? Sorry to be such a pain; but I come here because I know that I
    can always receive helpful information from this newsgroup!
    Iplant, Jan 28, 2007
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  2. Iplant

    Iplant Guest

    Just another note; it's Vista RC2 thats currently installed on the E: drive.
    I am waiting patiently until Monday night for the real Vista!
    Iplant, Jan 28, 2007
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