Pretty soon I am going to do a clean install of windows. I own XP Pro and I now own Windows Server 2008.
I would like to make a dual-boot system with XP/Server 2008. I have two hard drives. I would like to know your recommendations on how to setup the partitions for a dual-boot system. I've seen a couple of opinions, but I'm not sure of the number/size of the partitions I should create. I've spent a couple hours looking at blogs, forums, etc, but none are specific enough when it comes to the partitions.
My idea is 4 partitions.
HDD 0 - 500 GB
C:\ 440 GB - Storage
D:\ 60 GB - Server 2008 // How big should it be?
HDD 1 - 160 GB
E:\ 140 GB - Storage
F:\ 20 GB - Windows XP // This seems the right size.
Is this reasonable? Will the OS's both access all of the 'storage' files?
For example: I install Crysis on C:\ Drive. If I boot in XP will it launch in dX9? If I boot in Server 2008 will it launch in dx10?
I enjoy the performance and stability I get in XP, but I'd like to try Vista + dx10.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
E6850 @ 3.0 GHz
2 GB OCZ RAM
ASUS P5N-E SLI