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techy689

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All right, I have a 100gb hard drive on my laptop, and until I get enough money to buy a second internal hard drive I wanted to ask your guys' opinion.

Firstly, I will be receiving Vista on the 30th of Jan, and want my computer to be set up and ready to go for it.

I was thinking of being able to dual boot between Vista and XP Home.

This is what I was thinking of doing:

Keeping 60gb for Vista

35gb for XP

and 5gb for data

However, my partition for xp is about 85gb and my built in restore uses about 15gb. since i already own the restore disks, the built in restore doesnt matter.

What's a good software that will allow me to repartition my hard drive so only 40gb is for xp, and 60gb is for vista, that won't delete my current user settings, etc?

if have any recommendations, or think i shouldn't set up dual boot let me know and why. thanks.
 

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Your laptop can have a second internal hard drive installed? Most laptops can only support one internal hard drive.

There's lots of disk partitioning utilities; Symantec Partition Magic, Paragon Partition Manager, and Acronis Disk Director. Paragon's is my favorite and very simple to use.
 

techy689

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Yea, I have an HP Pavilion dv9000t, and it supports dual hard drives. The thing that sucks about it though is the only way to install the second hdd is with an additional caddy. The caddy alone costs $40.... anyways.. I was thinking of using the built in tool of Linux which is free. Is any of the software you mentioned free as well? I have Symantec SystetemWorks but im not sure if it has any partition utilities.
 

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None of those are free. But I think there is a free version somewhere.
 
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