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Dual Boot XP & 98se Performance Lag?

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Last response: in Windows XP
May 23, 2002 11:29:52 PM

I am considering doing a dual boot with 98se(this is better than ME, right?) and xp pro. I think I have a basic understanding of how to do this, but my concern is performance. Being that xp is installed last(farther out on the hd) and xp will be the main os that I will use 99% of the time, will I see a performance hit? The only reason I am thinking of dual booting is for a few games and some dos fixes for my mother board(getting my cusl2 to run in 4x instead of only 2x). If I do it will I have a performance hit and 2)Can I set it up so it automatically boots in xp and not be bothered with a slower boot up time by haveing to click on the os I wish to use to boot up with.
I appreciate your help and opinions.
I have the maxtor 740dxL 80gig. p3 904 512ram
I was thinking of doing c. 10gig(98se)fat32 d. 10gig(xp)ntfs e. 20gig ntfs f. 20gig ntfs g. 20gig ntfs
What do you think of this?

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May 24, 2002 1:22:57 AM

1) no performance hit.

2) yes - in XP go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Startup and Recovery -> Settings and change the OS and/or the wait time etc.

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May 24, 2002 5:17:38 AM

What do you think of this?

I was thinking of doing c. 10gig(98se)fat32 d. 10gig(xp)ntfs e. 20gig ntfs f. 20gig ntfs g. 20gig ntfs
What do you think of this?
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May 24, 2002 6:23:34 AM

NTFS doesn't have the limitations of FAT32, so the cluster sizes don't increase after a certain point. NTFS 5 has 4k clusters, even with large partitions.

Because of this, it isn't necessary to section off a hard drive into several partitions to avoid large cluster sizes and reduce slack space.

How about one 7-10GB partition for the operating system files, and one more 60GB partition for your personal files, games, and third-party programs? You won't have as many drive letters to manage, and the large partition will be just as efficient as a smaller one with NTFS.


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May 24, 2002 2:58:49 PM

Thanks, Thats some Good advice, I will do it.
June 1, 2002 6:35:52 AM

I did it!!
thanks for your help