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I want to install Windows XP on my VIAO laptop with Vista preloaded?

I have Vista preloaded on my VIAO laptop. How can I install Windows 2008 in any other drive.

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  • sarikarathor Aug 21, 2008

    thanks.

  • sarikarathor Aug 21, 2008

    I have already a partition . C drive has 40 GB. and G drive is 20 Gb....Do i need another partition yet? Cant I install Windows XP in G drive? Please assist me with the whole procedure...

  • sarikarathor Aug 21, 2008

    I have already a partition . C drive has 40 GB. and G drive is 20 Gb....Do i need another partition yet? Cant I install Windows XP in G drive? Please assist me with the whole procedure...

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If you want both operting systems on your drive, go to control panel. Select administrative tools. Select computer management.

Select storage

Select disk management.

This is the area where you can create a partition to an existing hard drive. Mave sure there is plenty of available space on your C drive to create another partition


Posted on Aug 21, 2008

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Aug 21, 2008

    Using the Windows interface



    1. Open Computer Management (Local).
    2. In the console tree, click Disk Management.
      Where?



      • Computer Management (Local)

      • Storage

      • Disk Management

    3. Right-click an unallocated region of a basic disk, and then click New Partition, or right-click free space in an extended partition, and then click New Logical Drive.
    4. In the New Partition Wizard, click Next, click Primary partition, Extended partition, or Logical drive, and then follow the instructions on your screen.

    Notes


    • To open Computer Management, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
    • You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.
    • You can create primary partitions, extended partitions, and logical drives only on basic disks. You should create basic volumes instead of dynamic volumes if this computer also runs MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows XP Home Edition.
    • On a master boot record (MBR) disk, you can create up to four primary partitions, or three primary partitions and one extended partition.
    • On a GUID partition table (GPT) disk, you can create up to 128 primary partitions.

    Using a command line



    1. Open Command Prompt.
    2. Type:
      diskpart

    3. At the DISKPART prompt, type:
      list disk

      Make note of the disk number of the disk on which you want to create a primary or extended partition.

    4. At the DISKPART prompt, type:
      select disk n

      Select the disk n where you want to create the primary or extended partition.

    5. At the DISKPART prompt, type one of the following:
      create partition primary [size=n] [offset=n] [ID=byte | GUID] [noerr]
      or

      create partition extended [size=n] [offset=n] [noerr]
      or

      create partition logical [size=n] [offset=n] [noerr]
































    Caution


    • Creating partitions with this parameter might cause your computer to crash or be unable to start up. Unless you are an OEM or an IT professional experienced with GPT disks, do not create partitions on GPT disks using the ID=byte | GUID parameter. Instead, always use the create partition efi command to create EFI System partitions, the create partition msr command to create Microsoft Reserved partitions, and the create partition primary command (without the ID=byte | GUID parameter) to create primary partitions on GPT disks.

    For MBR disks, you can specify a partition type byte for the partition. If no partition type byte is specified on an MBR disk, the create partition primary command creates a partition of type 0x6. Any partition type byte can be specified with the ID=byte | GUID parameter. DiskPart does not check the partition type byte for validity, nor does it perform any other checking of the ID parameter.

    For GPT disks you can specify a partition type GUID for the partition you want to create:


    • EFI System partition: c12a7328-f81f-11d2-ba4b-00a0c93ec93b
    • Microsoft reserved partition: e3c9e316-0b5c-4db8-817d-f92df00215ae
    • MSDATA partition: ebd0a0a2-b9e5-4433-87c0-68b6b72699c7
    • LDM Metadata partition on a dynamic disk: 5808c8aa-7e8f-42e0-85d2-e1e90434cfb3
    • LDM Data partition on a dynamic disk: af9b60a0-1431-4f62-bc68-3311714a69ad

    If no partition type GUID is specified, the create partition primary command creates an MSDATA partition. Any partition type can be specified with the ID=byte | GUID parameter. DiskPart does not check the partition GUID for validity, nor does it perform any other checking of the ID parameter.



    For scripting only. When an error is encountered, specifies that DiskPart continues to process commands as if the error did not occur. Without the noerr parameter, an error causes DiskPart to exit with an error code.



    • You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.
    • To open a command prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
    • You can create primary partitions, extended partitions, and logical drives only on basic disks. You should create basic volumes instead of dynamic volumes if this computer also runs MS-DOS, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, or Windows XP Home Edition.
    • On a master boot record (MBR) disk, you can create up to four primary partitions, or three primary partitions and one extended partition.
    • On a GUID partition table (GPT) disk, you can create up to 128 primary partitions.
    • You cannot create partitions on removable media using DiskPart.
    • For more information about DiskPart, click Related Topics.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Aug 21, 2008

    You will need another partition to install Windows XP. G drive is used to restore Vista.

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