Dual-boot on WinXp

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by Peli, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Peli

    Peli MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    So I used partition wizard to create a third local disk; I have C: (primary) D: (logical drive) and F: (logical drive).

    F: is the new one. I plan to install Windows7 on F: and keep WindowsXp on C: to be able to dual-boot.

    Do I need to convert F from logical to primary partition (so I have 2 primary + 1 logical - D ) before I install Win7 on it? There's an option for that in that program.

    Please, help. :)
     
  2. Wazoo

    Wazoo MDL Senior Member

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  3. Peli

    Peli MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the link, but I wanted to know if I can install Win 7 on F: and if yes, should I convert it to "primary"?
     
  4. oldsh_t

    oldsh_t MDL Expert

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    Yes you can install on F and no you don't have to convert it to Primary!!
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Setting partitions to Primary or not does have influence on the drive letters. If you set the partition to Primary and install to it the newly installed Windows will see its install partition as C: and the other letters become shifted. Installing to a logical drive on an Extended partition usually leaves the drive letters as-is.
     
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