I have a new machine, new hard drive, with Vista Home Premium. I've been
thinking about how I want to partition the 750G hard drive. Right now it is
one partition. I at least want two. One for the OS +apps and a second for
Data. But I might want to do a few more: another for XP, another for
alternative OS, another specific for Music, and maybe one specific for
Video. (Maybe even a swap disk, although I have 4G of RAM).
I also want to start doing disk imaging. I will probably buy Acronis for
I've been reading about this and came across an article that says that
Vista's way of partitioning is not compatible with XP and can cause big
problems. - something about sector sizes and locations of the first and last
sectors. The article recommends to partition before installing Vista using
something other than Vista. http://www.multibooters.co.uk/partitions.html
Too late for me unless I wipe the drive. Also the article says that the disk
imaging application may not be compatible with Vista. This is hard to
believe but scary if true. It would be the explanation for some of the posts
here that I've read where people have trouble with dual boot machines.
What do people suggest I do at this point, with Vista already installed? Is
anybody using Acronis for disk imaging on a Vista machine where Vista was
installed on a single partition hard disk and then the hard drive was
repartitioned? Any problems?