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Dual Boot - One drive with two partitions or two separate drives?

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I'm putting together a dual boot machine with WinXP pro 32 bit and Win XP 64 bit, because i have new and lagacy SW that requires it.

Any considerations? Would it be better to do it as two separate partitions on one drive or two separate hard drives each with its own OS, and why and when would you suggest one over the other?

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JPertchik
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Try that with BootIT is better choice:
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootit-next-generation.htm
 
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Either option would work just fine. The question is how much storage do you require because each install will take up more space. Remember you may want to install programs on each OS which will take up even more space.
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Just a note. You do not need to buy any special software besides the two operating systems to dual boot.
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