Yet another dual boot question

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by pmccrackan, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. pmccrackan

    pmccrackan Guest

    Hi, I thought I would be fine on this, but after having read through a few
    posts I'm more confused than ever.
    At present I have two hard disks on my machine, I have XP Pro on my first
    disk, c: and the second drive has a 20GB backup partition on it f:(Data from
    c:) I also have set up my virtual memory on a 3GB partition (p:)on the second
    hard drive as well. Both drives are 80 GB sata. (side note - I noticed a very
    significant speed boost after doing this with the virtual memory)
    So, what's my best plan of attack here, I want to install Vista 64 on my
    computer and dual boot with XP Pro. Do I just pop the dvd in the drive and
    clcik through the installation?
    I do expect to maintain XP Pro as my main OS, Vista will most likely be
    wiped out after a period of time.
    I just thought I had better plan this out to make sure I can access my XP
    Pro without any problems.
    Cheers from Peter.
    pmccrackan, Jun 10, 2006
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  2. pmccrackan

    Lee Chapelle Guest

    The way I did it, and the way I have always added extra operating systems is
    by using BootitNG. It's the only sure-fire way I know of
    for the average person to make sure that installing a new OS does not mess
    up your main OS. I can supply details if you are interested in going this
    route, and there are instructional videos on the website as well.

    Lee Chapelle, Jun 10, 2006
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    Ron Miller Guest

    Are they still charging $35 for BootItNG?
    Ron Miller, Jun 10, 2006
  4. pmccrackan

    Lee Chapelle Guest

    I think it's $39, still one of the best software values.
    Lee Chapelle, Jun 10, 2006
  5. pmccrackan

    pmccrackan Guest

    I cannot find any info on, seems to be a dead link, tried
    google, and all the spelling variations I could think of.
    Anyway, I'm not all that interested in buying software to help with dual
    booting. I would prefer to learn the good, bad and the ugly points myself.
    thanks anyway.
    pmccrackan, Jun 11, 2006
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    milleron Guest

    It is a great value. It's less than either Ghost or Acronis True
    Image, and it performs some of the functions of Partition Magic, as
    well, doesn't it?
    milleron, Jun 11, 2006
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