XP partitions

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jz1397-5, Feb 6, 2003.

  1. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    i want to create another partition on my drive for an XP gaming partition. if i create this will windows xp recognize the partition and give me an option to boot from it? i want to use partition magic to create the NTFS partition, then install from the CD. sound good?
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Shouldn't be a problem. When done & you get back into windows it might ask you to format the partition. No pain involved. :) You can also select the drive letter you want for it when you get back in.
     
  3. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    thats what i thought, and the XP boot loader will recognize the other OS and give me a choice right?
     
  4. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Yes you can set up your gaming progs to run on a separate partition.
    You can also boot from a Win XP cd, but to allow dual booting from one system to another you need to make both partitions as "primary" partitions.

    One is hidden while the other is visible as with Partition Magic.
    Each primary partition has operating sys files of its own and separate boot.ini entries to give you the boot up choice.

    You can use the software prog "Virtual Drive"to show a drive icon and load the gaming without the cd loaded, but it wont boot from that drive, unless someone knows something I dont !
     
  5. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    deamon tools is soo much better. and since it is a program that runs within XP, you can't boot from it. only boot from something that is recognized by bios