Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 for those XP &Vista Patitions? £14.97 delivered
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Acronis Disk Director Suite 10 for those XP &Vista Patitions? £14.97 delivered

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Found 6th Mar 2007
Fancy dual booting your XP and Vista too, this should allow you to do that.

* Split partitions
* Merge partitions
* Explore partitions
* Boot from an additional hard disk drive
* Boot from CD/DVD
* Automatic operating system detection
* View logs
* Two usage options, wizard-driven or manual
* Modify, copy, move partitions
* Install multiple operating systems on one PC
* Recover lost or deleted partitions
* Edit a hard disk drive

Also available is Acronis True Image 10 (vista ready) buy both together for £37.94

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So Mike, can you confirm that it would be possible to use this to keep MCE on one partition and install vista (when I get my upgrade from dell) on another partition using the methods on your website?

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friedegg

So Mike, can you confirm that it would be possible to use this to keep … So Mike, can you confirm that it would be possible to use this to keep MCE on one partition and install vista (when I get my upgrade from dell) on another partition using the methods on your website?



No I cant as I havnt done it;-) But take a google and it seems others have.

I think the trick is to get everthing set up and then instal Vista, the problems seem to be when Vista is already installed and you try to set up a dual boot and instal XP, vista gets pushy then.

just remember that you can't dual boot with OEM editions (or at least the 2nd O/S to be installed can't be an OEM edition)

I use both Disk Director and True Image a lot and highly recommend them. Great deal!

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markwills

just remember that you can't dual boot with OEM editions (or at least the … just remember that you can't dual boot with OEM editions (or at least the 2nd O/S to be installed can't be an OEM edition)


With both OS's on seperate partitions and if ness using a boot manager they shouldnt even know the other is there, though I have yet to try it ;-)

You could always run Xp inside Vista with Virtual PC which has just become Vista compatable.

I was about to suggest the same thing, though I'd personally do it the other way round to start with (run a virtual version of Vista in XP). ]Virtual PC is free but many say that it's a lot slow that the competitors. I use ]Parallels Workstation and that seems very fast. I use it to test web sites in fresh installations of Windows 95/98/2000 etc.
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