More Bootcamp/Fusion Questions: XP/Vista/Mac OS X??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by firstapple, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. firstapple macrumors 6502a

    firstapple

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    OK... Here is my next round of questions... and hopefully the last ones as you all have been extremely great and answered everything today! I now have Fusion trial installed with XP Pro. Everything is great there...

    Now, my next question is this: When I installed XP a few weeks ago using bootcamp, I partitioned off 32GB. I am never going to use this much space in XP so I was thinking of installing Vista as well to take up some of the wasted space I now have set off to the side for Windows. Can I use part of what I partitioned off from my XP installation for Vista? I was thinking maybe there was a way I could just keep 8-10GB for XP and the rest of the partition for Vista???

    If I were to do this (if this can be done), would I use bootcamp to install Vista or Fusion?

    Any and all help pertaining to this would be great, or if there are already threads out there I can just read those. I just don't to have to partition off more of my HD if I don't have to. I only have a 160GB HD and I don't want to waste too much space with Windows so I was hoping I could simply use space I have already set to the side for windows...
     
  2. firstapple thread starter macrumors 6502a

    firstapple

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    I did some research on the forums here and discovered a thread that possibly answers my question... Something about Bootcamp cannot set up more then one partition? Unless I wanted to reinstall Leopard etc... Which is not an option for me. If this is the case I will just be happy with my XP/Mac OS X.

    However, if it is possible for me to install Vista over part of the HD space I partitioned for XP please let me know!
     
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

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    No dont think so as you cant instal vista on top of xp so would have to make
    another partition
     

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