partition layout & logical vs primary for vista64?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by dblake, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. dblake

    dblake Guest

    trying to set up a new computer to dual boot xppro32bit & vista64bit

    i got xppro on there but have been having trbl with vista 64bit, dis
    corruption issues, unable to windows update, etc

    my 1st 2 attempts were a c primary for xp & a d primary for vista righ
    next to it with 3 logical data parttions after that (wd caviar 640 g

    now i'm thinking put the vista towards the end of the disk after th
    data partitions (separate it from xp) but am also wondering if i shoul
    use a logical partition instead of a primary for it

    any thoughts on this layout & logical vs primary for vista 64 bit
    dblake, Sep 10, 2008
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  2. dblake

    AJR Guest

    You cannot install an OS in a logical partition.
    AJR, Sep 10, 2008
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  3. dblake

    dblake Guest

    I'm not positive about vista but my old machine has win nt & win 2k both
    installed on logical partitions.
    dblake, Sep 10, 2008
  4. dblake

    Ian D Guest

    The boot loader should be in a primary partition marked
    active, but for any flavor of Windows, the OS itself can
    be installed in a logical partition. This normally occurs
    in multiboot situations with a single partitioned drive.
    Ian D, Sep 10, 2008
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