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check out http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

you can create a live disk (a bootable version) and use this to resize your windows partition...read all of their documentation (very helpfull)...before you attempt to resize...make sure you defrag your computer, run the disk cleanup utility and do at least one pass wtih chckdsk /f
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yeah do the live CD...and you have to burn the file as a bootable ISO image...do you know how to do that? if not...what burning software do you have?

http://gparted.sourc...ze/resizing.htm
these are the direct steps on resizing th epartion
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not a big fan of nero...and can't find instructions on the nero site...

you can download CDBurnerXP Pro and install it. Then go Here for instructions for burning the ISO image[/color][/i]

the link i posted earlier will tell you exactly how to resize the partition
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once you resize the XP partition....you just post the vista (or whatever os) disk into the drive and boot to it...then choose the newly unpartitioned space to install on
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it will assign that itself
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that would be a negative

vista installs a snazzy boot loader that has to be removed (i'll try to find a link as i've never done this)...and to get the drive back to it's original size...with the one XP partition...you'd have to resize the partition again...in the oposite direction
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if you just resized without removing vista correctly...yes it would cause issues...

if you're honestly just evaluating vista as a "should i or shouldn't i" then...i'd say go for the second hard drive option....that way you can have a vista HD and the one with XP...you can remove the XP one when you want to use vista and vice versa...
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