Partitioning 2 OS's on one HDD

April 26, 2009 at 00:27:36
Specs: Vista x64
I've tried using Partition Manager, and it helps me to no end. And Partition Magic 8 is very sketchy on Vista and I dont want to risk the trouble of loosing everything. I'd like to install Vista 64bit and Vista 32bit on the same machine (some business software that is critical is not compatable) and the 64 bit siystem currently on the HDD is a must keep. I'd like to know the easiest I way I can create two primary partitions on one HDD.

Mainly I just need a program that can do it easily. I'm currently running the HDD that I'd like to partition as a SLAVE so I'm not running the OS as I'm trying to partition.

Any help would be nice. Thanks.


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#1
April 26, 2009 at 00:52:32
Gparted?

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/feat...

Before posting try google. Backup. Use anti virus software.


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#2
April 26, 2009 at 07:19:56
If you already have Vista 64 installed, you don't need the 32-bit version. All your 32-bit programs *should* run. Did you try compatibility mode?

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#3
April 26, 2009 at 13:10:47
Not nearly all software is compatible. For instance, older versions of Dragon Naturally Speaking, the NOD32 AV installer package I have, and the big killer that I need is Medisoft. It's critical that it be installed on a 32bit machine as it's for my mothers business.

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#4
April 26, 2009 at 13:49:33
If you really want to be safe then just install another hard drive. Below is a link.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...



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#5
April 27, 2009 at 14:08:58
So it sounds like the only response I've actually gotten so far that's along the lines of what I want is to use the program gparted.

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#6
April 27, 2009 at 15:09:27
"I don't want to risk the trouble of loosing everything". If you mean that then either back it all up or don't partition.

I gave you an alternative.


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#7
April 27, 2009 at 17:20:17
Oh, I see what you mean. Sorry about the confusion, I actually meant that I don't want to use a program that's incompatible with known issues with Vista. I didn't want to run it and find out that when it says it's fixing drive issues it's actually ruining the OS installed.

I was pretty much just seeing if anyone has successfully installed 2 OS's onto one hard drive using a program in Vista without and trouble and if so how.

Thanks for your help though and sorry about the confusion OtheHill.


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