Partition C drive into C and D from windows

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Youssef - Jun 14, 2010 at 07:38 PM
jackam Posts 1 Registration date Thursday June 10, 2010 Status Member Last seen June 14, 2010 - Jun 14, 2010 at 10:56 PM
Hello, I've installed windows 7 on my 150 GB hard disk with only one partiton (the C drive). Now I want to install windows XP so I can boot the system from either places. Can I do this without the need to delete my current Windows 7 and my current files?
i.e. Can I do this partitioning directly from Windows?
N.B I've installed Virtual Machine but the XP virtual machine ran slowly!
Thanks


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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,829
Jun 14, 2010 at 09:52 PM
This is a link to instructions for installing a dual boot system starting with Vista. They should work for Windows 7 also

https://www.techradar.com/news/apcmag

Good Luck
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jackam Posts 1 Registration date Thursday June 10, 2010 Status Member Last seen June 14, 2010
Jun 14, 2010 at 10:56 PM
You can first shrink Windows 7 system partition, then create a new partition to install XP. Windows 7 built-in disk management tool can be used to shrink partition, or use 3rd party utility to shrink.
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