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27th Feb 03, 4:33 PM
the only solution to the problem with groundcontrol not working on xp is to install another operating system onto my computer so can someone tell me how to do it so i dont end up messing up my computer?
or is it as simple as putting the install cd in
27th Feb 03, 4:59 PM
Ok this is the quick explanation, format your HD, create 2 partitions, install the second os first on the second partition, then install xp on the first partition, when xp boots it'll give you a choice of which os you want to boot to.
there are problems with partitioning NTFS-formatted drives. if you have XP already installed, I believe you must reformat completely, and then create an NTFS partition to install XP on, and create an FAT32 partition to install the other OS (98se?) on. Multiple NTFS partitions are trouble, as are FAT32 partitions over existing NTFS partitions. (Having two or more HDs is excellent for dual-boots involving NTFS)
27th Feb 03, 8:10 PM
It all depends on what version of xp you have, from what Ive seen of it, most XP Home that comes preinstalled is on fat32, I don't know why, probably because XP home sucks, but thats how Ive seen it. I'm not sure how XP PRO is, but I think it leans toward the NTFS side.
28th Feb 03, 2:01 AM
If you don't like the idea of repartioning your HD, try Virtual PC from Connectix (http://www.connectix.com/products/vpc5w.html)... it's like a PC emulator on your PC.
Basically, you can start up XP, run Virtual PC, and run another OS from within Virtual PC. Much simpler than the old repartition/reformat/reinstall cycle!
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