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Iwant to put vista on a seperate partition to my XP os how much room should I give to it, I have a recovery d partion and then C my disc has 137 GB free space I have a HP Pavillion t3050/uk

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Hi,
it is simply done by : 1, vista os should take the highest amount of the memory then the xp os. 2, give the vista 60% and the xp 40% .

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