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Windows XP Mode using existing XP partition?

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Hey there. I just switched over to windows 7 and I love it. I'm coming from XP and am glad to say that I managed to skip the whole Vista reign of terror. I still love XP though, and although I haven't run into any problems yet, I would like to keep a dual boot of windows 7 and xp going, and maybe even a linux partition as well. Now I'm just wondering, with the way XP mode is intigrated into windows 7 so well, would there be a way to set it up so that it uses the existing xp partition? So you can have all your apps and settings saved no matter if you use the virtual pc version in windows 7, or just boot up into regular xp. If so, is there a way I could this for the linux partition as well? Seeing as there are ways to get linux to run virtualy in windows (pendrive linux, wubi) I think it would be pretty cool to have a mega system that is essentially two windows operating systems and a linux all in one.

Any thoughts or how-tos appreciated.
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XP mode uses a virtual hard drive.
There is no way to use an existing partition on a drive, nor would it work even if it was possible.
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