Quote: Originally Posted by pehrsonc
I have windows 7 64bit pre-installed and want to have a dual boot system with xp. I have read the tutorials, followed the instructions to shrink space in the C and now i have the unallocated space, but how do i rename the space when i don't have that option in right clicking. do i create new simple volume so it appears in the list of drives above? I think this is where i am getting confused. also how do i know if my cd/dvd drive will boot first? I have gone into my system setup and made sure (I think)that my cd/dvd drive boots first. but nothing happens. how do i know i have the dvd drive to boot first? I have the usb cdrom to boot first. is that correct?
thanks for any help
Yes,create a new simple volume.
No,it should be just CD-ROM,not USB CD ROM
Please download Partition Wizard as i know it best Free Download Partition Wizard
Get the home edition and the boot disc,kepp the boot disc for later,comes in handy.
Click on the Unallocated Space
that you made by Shrinking the partition.
Right Click and click Create>make it Primary
Once its done,right click again and make Active
Now your partition is created.
Then go to your BIOS and go to the Boot Order
Put CD-ROM as 1 and Hard drive as 2
Any more questions just ask