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Dual Boot With Vista n XP On Dell E1505-Help Needed

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by osmania, Dec 18, 2007.

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  1. osmania

    osmania Thread Starter

    Oct 26, 2007
    I am having Vista Home Edition on My Dell Inspiron E1505
    Hard Disk Size: 80GB
    C:\ - 63GB Vista on It
    D:\ -10GB Recovery Drive(5GB used for Recovery files, 5GB Free space)
    I have gone thru several Threads n info on the net.
    Let me explain my intention clearly.
    My idea is to club the 5GB free space from D: to C: drive and then split the C: drive into two partitions. first partition for VISTA n second one for XP (Say around 15GB)
    Now is it possible to do in the way i think??
    if so, will the recovery drive work later??
    and what about the Media Direct??
    can some one tell me clearly how to accomplish my goal with out losing all the present information n settings on my vista.
  2. ibo


    Nov 2, 2007
    1 - Nice laptop - I've always wanted to get Dell

    2 - If I were you, I would reinstall everything because starting from scratch is the best for me. Do you have a Vista CD? The way I would have done it would be this: I'll get myself DVD-RWs - from 2x (the cheapest ones) and back up all the files that I don't want to lose. Then reinstall XP and when doing the partitions consider the future installation of Vista. Installing Vista once you have XP going is easy. There is a topic on "Steps on how to dualboot XP and Vista". If you can't find them, let me know and I'll post them here for you.
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