I tried XP 64bit on my new PC but I am having issues with some software. I want to install XP 32bit as well and to enable dual boot.
Would there be any issues with these two co-existing and sharing the same data drives ? I think it should be OK.
My HDD setup is:
C: 300Gb HDD. I would re-partition this two create two 150Gb drives, one for each OS.
D: 36Gb scratch disk. Currently holds windows paging file and other temp files.
E: Normal data. I moved 'my documents' to this drive. It will be interesting to see if I can get away with having both OS's pointing 'my docs' to the same location.
I can see that one of the page files would have to live on the C drive - I doubt they could share a paging file. Anyone know for sure ?
Does Win XP come with dual boot capability, or do I have to find a third party product ?
I have 8Gb of memory. I was thinking of creating a 4Gb Qsoft RAM drive when booting 32 bit, as it only sees 4Gb.
Am I going to shoot myself in the foot with any of this ?