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Vista disk partition

By sripeter
Sep 6, 2008
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  1. I have Vista installed on an 80Gb drive and am wanting to create a 40Gb partition to enable me to dual-boot Vista and XP, with each OS having half the drive space available. However, when I use the Vista disk management utility, I am only able to create a 20Gb partition using the shrink option. Is there any way I can obtain my desired 50:50 split.
  2. d00shan

    d00shan TS Rookie Posts: 21

    I'm not sure, but I think that vista won't let you to put windows xp after, I suggest you to backup your machine, run some util from dos for example partition magic, delete all partitions and make 2 primary partitions...than you can put windows xp on the first one and vista on the second one...
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Also have a look at Gparted live CD (but I use PMagic too, lots easier)
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