Partitioning SSD for Dual-Boot: XP and Win7

April 15, 2010 at 11:13:10
Specs: Windows XP, 2.8Ghz Pentium
Hello,

I'm building a new system, and would like to have an Intel SSD as my boot drive. Is it wise and/or acceptable to partition the 80GB SSD and run Win7 from one and XP from the other?

If so, what's the best way to go about doing this? I've read contrasting advice, from "Install XP first, then partition, then add Win7" to "Install Win7 first, then partition to add XP" to "this wont work, just run Win7 in XP Mode". However, I've heard XP is still king for gaming, so that's why I'd like to keep it around, at least for now.

I've heard a lot about Trimming, etc. on the SSD, and that it may or may not be necessary, and I'm really just confused about the whole thing. Any pointers would be appreciated!

Thanks.


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April 15, 2010 at 15:36:54
MS has been oldest to newest.

Sure you can partition it.

If you only need xp for a few business things you can run a Virtual Machine with xp as client to host W7.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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