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Old 03-17-2008, 10:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a laptop with Windows Vista (Not very good with gaming unless you have top of the line stuff). Anyways, I was wondering if I set up a different partition with Windows XP, would the performance be comparable to that if there were no Vista Partition on the computer.

Basically, I will have two partitions, one Vista, one XP. Vista for casual browsing, and XP for gaming.

Does having another partition slow down the other partition?
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doubt it
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If you dual boot you will not be affected at all. I dont get what you are trying to say. But If you dual boot each OS is independent and acts on its own with no affect from the other one. I triple boot and my Windows XP is not affected by my Vista install or my Ubuntu install. Just as Vista is not affected by XP or Ubuntu. Same for Ubuntu.
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Ok thank you.

I just want to make sure its as if my computer doesn't even have Vista on the computer. I didn't know if having another partition slows down the other or not.
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No no effect at all. Each OS loads independent of the other and they do not effect each other at all. So having a issue in Vista will not affect your XP install.
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