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How can I do an optimized Vista-installation?

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How can I do an optimized Vista-installation? I will install Vista on top of my already existing Windows XP Pro SP3 so I get a dual-boot (using the Vista diskpart tool). My laptop came preinstalled with Vista Business several years ago but I changed to Windows XP Pro and uninstalled Vista. Before I uninstalled I burned two DVD:s of the Vista Business so I will use these now. I suppose I have Vista SP1 because when I bought my laptop Vista had just been released.

Anyway, I would like to make a streamlined installation of Vista at the same time as I use the diskpart tool to make room for Vista beside my already existing Windows XP Pro. What is the best way to do this during installation, what options should I choose?

Or do I need to use some third party application to really make a streamlined installation? But I need both Vista Business and Windows XP Pro.
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There is a program called, Vlite that may prove useful in creating a streamlined edition of Vista to install.  Giving you options to remove "features" that do not interest you.
http://www.vlite.net/about.html
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But how can I use VLite when I have two Vista installation DVD:s that I burned myself? And I will create a dual-boot configuration (see my posting What is the easiest and cheapest way to partition my HDD and install a Windows Vista Business?), using Vista's own Diskpart, so where in the process will I use VLite CD (I suppose I need to burn the CD with VLite, is that correct?)
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the vista install cd let's you partition a drive
if you need to CHANGE the existing partition, i recommend  bootit-ng : www.terabyteunlimited.com/       
it lets you resize, shrink, and move partitions
i posted how to set up a dual boot
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