Thanks for any help you can provide. I just bought a new HP laptop with Windows 7 on it and I want to create a dual boot with XP so I can still run ProToolsLE 7.0 for music recording. I read the great tutorial here: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
and I just wanted to get a few things straight before I try to do this (never done this before). Processor is I3-330 and hard drive is 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA drive.
1a. (Do I need to do anything different from Tutorial with a SATA hard drive?)
1. Currently there are 3 drives: C: Local Disk, D: Recovery, E: HP_Tools. I don't want to delete any of these drives; Can I still create a new drive or should I delete everything on the D: drive? Is there a proper way to cleanse the D: drive if I have to do this?
2. How much space should I allocate for Windows XP drive? I think 130GB should be enough for recording songs, will that work?
3. The disc I want to use is a Windows XP Professional SP2. Will this work?
4. Most importantly - once I get started partitioning the drive to set it up for a dual boot, can I reverse everything I did to get it back to normal in case I am unable to successfully create the dual boot?
5. Once I boot into Windows XP, can I use it to make a floppy disc boot disc to try one last time to successfully fix my old laptop, as I think the CD-ROM is broken it and CD Boot discs did not work for it. Also if anyone wants to share how I can make a floppy boot disc for XP that would be great. I'd have to go buy an external floppy drive with USB.
Thanks for any help!