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dual booting windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by liamcrane, 4 Oct 2009.

  1. liamcrane

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Mar 2007

    Posts: 2,557

    Location: Essex

    evening people just a quick question i will try and keep it simple, i have a 500gb hd, when i installed xp on it i created it on a partition of around 230gb, so i have another 230gb of free space on my hd which is not being used, this is want i want to install windows 7 on. My question is when i boot my windows 7 cd will it be as simple as installing it on the unused 230gb of space i have left.

    many thanks
     
  2. bledd

    Don

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 46,753

    Location: Parts Unknown

    yup

    just put the disc in and select the 2nd partition (may have to create it)

    you'll then get a boot menu to pick from xp and 7 each time you turn the pc on
     
  3. liamcrane

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Mar 2007

    Posts: 2,557

    Location: Essex

    thats great mate many thanks was thinking of getting another hd but i have over 180gb of space left on my xp partiton so i dont really store a lot other than music so i guess 500gb overall will be plenty across the 2 partitions