Question on dual booting (changing os)
I currently have my WD 750GB partitioned to 450GB for XP Pro and 250GB for my Vista Ultimate. However, I am thinking about installing XP Pro 64-bit because of the performance gain and the increasing probability of me upgrading to 4GB (especially if I get the xp64 going).
So, my question is I used Norton Partition Magic to partition the drives as previously mentioned. Can I just boot with my XP disc and delete the Vista partition? Or should I use Partition Magic to remove the Vista Partition and leave open to install xp64bit on?
Also, will the dual boot screen look weird? Because it's obvious with Vista installed because it says "Vista" or "Previous version of Windows". I guess if it works I'll probably wipe the WHOLE disc and install xp64bit and partition again to have vista. No reason to dual boot the same OS only in 32 and 64bit flavors. Might as well stick with the faster one, especially with 4GB of RAM.
Case: LIAN LI PC-A70B
Mobo: Gigabyte P35-DS3R
CPU: Intel Q6600 g0 @ 3.0GHz
HSF: Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
RAM: 4GB G.SKILL @ 4-4-4-12
VCard: EVGA 8800GTS G92 @ 700/1000
HDDs: 2x 750GB & 250GB
Optical: Sony NEC SATA DVD Burner
PSU: Silverstone 750W Modular