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Old 06-25-2004, 02:48 PM
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Hola Jose!

I was wondering if YOU (Personally) know how I may upgrade my PC with ME to XP PRO. I would like to have on C (Master) drive ME while on D (Slave) drive XP PRO. I would like to have the option of choosing which OS will boot my PC. The reason I would like the option of choosing is a matter of software and hardware compatibilty issues. I have read some pages online, but still I feel uncertain on the "How to" in this venture.

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Old 07-01-2004, 12:43 AM
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Jibaro,
Give me a day or two (this coming weekend) to get back to you on this. I have been able to easily dual boot Linux and XP Pro, but am not sure about how to do this with two Windows operating systems. Linux makes it easy as long as you have some free unformatted disk space available.
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Old 07-03-2004, 07:29 PM
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It appears that POWER Quest Prtion Magic is my best bet for this project



Partitioning allows you to manage your hard drive more efficiently. Your computer views each partition as a separate hard drive, automatically giving it a drive letter, allowing you to conveniently organize your hard drive and maximize the performance of your system. Dividing your hard drive into separate partitions plays an essential role in maintaining your computer-preventing conflicts, protecting data, improving efficiency, and increasing performance.

PowerQuest's award-winning PartitionMagic allows you to separate data files, operating systems, applications, games, and downloads by creating and resizing partitions quickly and easily, without reformatting your hard drive or harming your data.

Features:


FREE, effortless data protection software File Browser - Browse, copy, or move files and folders from one supported partition to another, including the ability to manage files in hidden partitions PQBoot for Windows - While running Windows, select which OS to run the next time the computer is rebooted


Enlarge NTFS partitions "hot" - No rebooting is required when expanding an NTFS partition, not even the system partition


New step-by-step wizards - Create Backup Partition and Install Another OS


Larger partition support - Support for partition sizes up to 160GB*


NTFS cluster resize - Improve performance with more efficient cluster sizes


Now supports - Linux Ext3 partitions, GRUB, USB2, and FireWire (1394)**

* Partition size: Tested on partition sizes up to 160 GB when partition is less than 90% full. ** USB, USB2 and FireWire (1394) fixed hard disks are supported in Windows. Boot mode support is not provided for these devices.


Information from : http://ebargainsoftware.com/powparv...c&OVMTC=content
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Old 07-05-2004, 07:38 PM
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I use Partition Magic on all my computers at home too. Great tool. Just did not think everyone had it too!!. Good for you. Just create some space on your computer and then reboot, slip in a Linux install disk and Linux will take care of the rest. If you need help just let me know. We can find a means to communicate or meet.
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:13 PM
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I have lost count on how many times I have installed and uninstalled PM 8. I have downloaded PM 8 under both "Ownerships."
The original from Power Quest and then the one from Symantec page .
Symantec bought out Power Quest and placed their label of onwnership on it.
I cannot contact Symantec for support because I have obtained the copies for "Eductional purposes." It is supposed to be a "Full' version," however upon loading up program it prompts that (I cannot quite remember exaactly) a "Library" is not loaded. . . . my search continues for a working copy of PM
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Old 07-21-2004, 08:31 PM
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Who needs Partition magic?

Who knew?? I was able to complete my dual boot project by utilizing
XP PRO advanced installation option - helped me with formating hard drive and setting up a separate partition. Happy Happy
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