I agree with this approach (but modified . . . read further), because if
something happens to one OS, it WILL affect the other one if you have both
OS on a single drive. BUT, the approach I'd take is to use a removable tray
and put only 1 HDD in at a time, that way "C" is the installation drive for
each OS but they are totally separate.
Len Segal, MCP
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"bob" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I would buy another hard drive you can get one for $50 to $100 and it give
> you some needed room.
> "DJ TECH" wrote:
>> I will use very little on XP, i will use Vista as my main. When I create
>> partitions I will delete Virtual PC (which is taking a lot of space). I
>> an external 160gb hard drive, where i have everything i need. I used to
>> frequently re-install XP, and all my files were just there. I really need
>> Nero, so i thought of maybe partitioning. What freeware program can I use
>> "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
>> > A 60 GB hard drive may not be large enough. It depends on what you are
>> > running under XP. The rock-bottom is 15GB to deploy Vista. 40GB is
>> > recommended.
>> > "DJ TECH" <DJTECH@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:316FC1FE-0E6C-417E-BCEC-7786F327D5CB@microsoft.com...
>> > > Is it possible to partition my 60gb hard drive into two partitions so
>> > > I
>> > > can
>> > > run Windows Vista and XP? If so, what freeware program can I use? If
>> > > I
>> > > partition my hard drive in two, can I simply go back to having the
>> > > full
>> > > hard
>> > > drive for XP when beta is over?