I didn't miss your reply in post #8. I went to the address you provided and read it. I wasn't sure how to keep XP x64 and install Windows 10 at the same time. I'll also have to enlarge my C drive partition size and I've downloaded AOMEI Partition Assistant SE and Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition 64-bit but haven't installed them yet. Since this isn't the software forum, I didn't think to ask my questions about software here, but if it's okay, can you tell me if these partition programs are good or do you have a better one, and if I can installed Windows 10 from the link you gave me while keeping my existing XP?
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 12:44 PM
I wasn't sure how to keep XP x64 and install Windows 10 at the same time.
First time that you have mentioned that you wanted to keep XP as well as installing Windows 10, totally different ball game than clean installing Windows 10, have a read of the info here
Posted 15 August 2018 - 02:03 PM
I don't want to keep XP if Windows 10 will work with my hardware. I thought I had to keep XP if Windows 10 doesn't work, though, so I assumed I'd have to install Windows 10 alongside XP and uninstall XP if Windows 10 works in my pc, or uninstall Windows 10 if it doesn't work.
Thanks for the dual boot link. I still have to do something with partitions. The HDD that I have XP on is 1Tb and I have about 330Gb free on it. I partitioned the HDD into C and D drives. C is 35Gb and contains XP and D is 897Gb that contains mostly .avi files. I can move as many of them as I need to onto another HDD in order to expand my C drive to give it more space to install Windows 10, or create another partition because Windows/programs/My Documents shouldn't need more than 50-100Gb since I don't put anything else on my boot drive.
I'm just trying to figure it out. I really don't know what the best thing is to do yet.
Do you have any suggestions for a good free partition program?
Posted 15 August 2018 - 06:33 PM
What do you think about my options? I don't know what the best thing to do is.
Posted Today, 05:05 AM
Apologies for the delay getting back to you, busy day elsewhere yesterday
I don't use third party partition software as I always use what Windows has available, Aomei is one that I have seen recommended on many an occasion though.
What I would do if in your position, back up what you need to from the D: partition, create a new partition of between 100 and 150GB, download and install the trial version of Windows and test, if all ok and you are happy you can either leave as is or delete the partition that has XP on it, the 35GB of drive space that it is occupying is minimal + you may have a need to use XP for one reason or another further down the line, downside to this would be that it would be a dual boot arrangement meaning that the computer will not boot directly into Windows 10, you would need to manually select the OS, this because XP being the older OS and installed on the HDD first as it needs to be will always be the first OS that is detected.
Posted Today, 09:15 AM
No worries about delays.
I'm moving my files off my D drive now and I downloaded the ISO file for Windows 10 x64 but Media Creation Tool doesn't work with XP. Do you know of any other programs to put the ISO file on a USB thumb drive or DVD? I have one 16x 4.7Gb 120 min DVD-R and a new 32Gb thumb drive. I would prefer using the thumb drive as I haven't burned a DVD in many years and have no idea if the burner still works and I no longer have a burner program installed.
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