No, you will have to format that partition. How much partition space is it?
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"Marcus Wulf" <Marcus.Wulf@ixtra.com> wrote in message
> I don't want to put Vista on the same partition as XP but on another that
> already contains data.
> Would that be possible?
> "Ed Dixon" <email@example.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
>> You can generally put many OS versions on one partition, but not with
>> Vista. My test system has five on the C drive partition.
>> However Vista offers few choices in this area and will overwrite the
>> existing OS in different ways. Get a second drive, or repartition your
>> current drive before you install. If you install on the XP partition, XP
>> will be gone.
>> These folks have simple partitioning software (BING):
>> Thanks... Ed Dixon
>> "Zack Whittaker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> If you want to install Vista, it's best on a clean partition. However,
>>> you can only put 1 operating system on 1 partition - so if you put Vista
>>> on your partition with XP on already, XP will get wiped but you'll have
>>> the option to upgrade so that your files and settings are still intact.
>>> Zack Whittaker
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>>> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
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>>> --: Original message follows :--
>>> "Marcus Wulf" <Marcus.Wulf@ixtra.com> wrote in message
>>>> sorry if this question has been asked before but I want to install
>>>> Vista beside my current XP installation but don't have a clean
>>>> partition available.
>>>> Is it possible to install Vista on a non empty partition and am I still
>>>> able to access this partition and the files and programs when I boot
>>>> into XP?
>>>> Sorry for my bad english, I hope the problem is understandable.
>>>> Thanks in advance