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melzbelz melzbelz is offline
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Default Best way to set up Win 7/ Win XP single or dual boot - 01-25-2009, 06:30 PM

Ok, I have a 4 GB bootable USB flash drive set up with the install files from the Win7 beta 7000. I have a mini 9 with a 64 GB runcore with one large partition. Currently I have only about 16GB free. I also have my stock 16GB STEC

My options are:

Make a drive image of the RunCore as it is now, store it on an external drive, then format the drive physically and reinstall only Win 7 in a single partition

Or create 2 partitions, restore the XP image to a larger partition and install Win 7 to a smaller partition.

I don't know how to vlite Win 7 and am not really inclined to do it.

The other option I see is to remove my 64 GB Runcore and replace the 16GB STEC, re image it, then format and install Win7.

I've installed Win7 on my other laptop, a Dell XPS M1210. Overall, I love Win 7, but have had Itunes performance problems. Sluggish opening and file transfers, sometimes Windows gets unstable.

Whatever I do has to wait, because I have to send my Mini9 to the Dell depot because the mouse button stopped working.

White Mini 9 with 2 GB RAM and 64 GB RunCore SSD running Win7 RC1
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Default Re: Best way to set up Win 7/ Win XP single or dual boot - 02-01-2009, 08:37 PM

i've just created a 20Gb partition and installed win7 there. i got dual boot option, just need it to rename the "previous windows version" for a "win xp sp3" jeje

if you want to access the xp partition within win7, you need to asign a label to that partition (win 7 set it as (*) and you can't access it, you will need to change it to (D or wathever you want with any partition tool), and voila! all your files and documents at hand

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