Bi-boot XP + Vista : 2 or 3 partitions ? and which volumes for each one ?


J

Jean-Max

Hello,

For is a Bi boot XP home SP2 + Vista Premium mce, is-it better :
2 or 3 partitions?


I am explaining :

Solution (1):
Partition 1: XP (advised Volume: 10g ? , ntfs)
Partition 2: Vista (advised Volume: 20g ? , ntfs)
Installation of Vista after XP for Bi-boot creation

Solution (2):
Partition 1 for the bi-boot small files (advised Volume: 500 K ?, Fat32 ?)
Partition 2: XP (advised Volume : 10g ? , ntfs)
Partition 3: Vista (advised Volume: 20g ? , ntfs)
Installation of Vista after XP for Bi-boot creation


Thanks for any idea, info & experiences : -)


Jean-Max


PS : I used with success solution (2) for a bi-boot 98SE + XP on a game PC
(old & new games)
 
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J

Jawade

Hello,

For is a Bi boot XP home SP2 + Vista Premium mce, is-it better :
2 or 3 partitions?


I am explaining :

Solution (1):
Partition 1: XP (advised Volume: 10g ? , ntfs)
Partition 2: Vista (advised Volume: 20g ? , ntfs)
Installation of Vista after XP for Bi-boot creation

Solution (2):
Partition 1 for the bi-boot small files (advised Volume: 500 K ?, Fat32 ?)
Partition 2: XP (advised Volume : 10g ? , ntfs)
Partition 3: Vista (advised Volume: 20g ? , ntfs)
Installation of Vista after XP for Bi-boot creation

Partition 1: XP (advised Volume: 20GB, ntfs)
Partition 2: Vista (advised Volume: 40GB, ntfs)
Installation of Vista after XP for Bi-boot creation

or Vista first and repair the bi-boot with VistaBootPro.
 
J

Jean-Max

"Jawade" a écrit
Partition 1: XP (advised Volume: 20GB, ntfs)
Partition 2: Vista (advised Volume: 40GB, ntfs)
Installation of Vista after XP for Bi-boot creation

or Vista first and repair the bi-boot with VistaBootPro.

OK , Thanks :) I will follow this.

Last Question :

=> Must I separate on 2 different partitions, the programs for XP and the
programs for Vista ?

Note 1 : I talk about the programs which would not be inside the /Program
Files/ directory of each of the 2 OS.

Note 2 : The datas will be on another Hard Disk


Thanks :)
 
R

Rock

Jean-Max said:
Hello,

For is a Bi boot XP home SP2 + Vista Premium mce, is-it better :
2 or 3 partitions?


I am explaining :

Solution (1):
Partition 1: XP (advised Volume: 10g ? , ntfs)
Partition 2: Vista (advised Volume: 20g ? , ntfs)
Installation of Vista after XP for Bi-boot creation

Solution (2):
Partition 1 for the bi-boot small files (advised Volume: 500 K ?, Fat32 ?)
Partition 2: XP (advised Volume : 10g ? , ntfs)
Partition 3: Vista (advised Volume: 20g ? , ntfs)
Installation of Vista after XP for Bi-boot creation
PS : I used with success solution (2) for a bi-boot 98SE + XP on a game PC
(old & new games)

Don't use FAT32. See this link:
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/dualboot.html
 
J

Jawade

"Jawade" a écrit


OK , Thanks :) I will follow this.

Last Question :

=> Must I separate on 2 different partitions, the programs for XP and the
programs for Vista ?

Yes, it are two separate worlds. But you can reach each other.
Note 1 : I talk about the programs which would not be inside the /Program
Files/ directory of each of the 2 OS.

At a third partition? No problem.
Note 2 : The datas will be on another Hard Disk

No problem. You can reach it from each system.
 
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R

Rock

Jean-Max said:
"Rock" a écrit dans le message de

OK !
Thanks for this useful link :)

But even if there are only NTFS for XP and Vista Partitions in bi boot,
it seems that there is also the problem of Vista restauration point
destruction ?

Yes, if XP can see the Vista partitions, when booting into XP, it will
delete the system restore points, file shadow copies and some of the backups
created in Vista. There are several ways around this. One is to use
Bitlocker (available only in Business, Enterprise and Ultimate) to encrypt
the Vista partition, or hide the Vista partition from XP by using a 3rd
party boot manager. The link I gave you has info for that.
 

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