"When you want to have two operating systems on your
harddisk you have a few considerations to make. Do you want them to
just live side by side with no interaction, or do you want to be
able to use some data in both systems? How much space do you have
to give to each? And how do you want to organize each one of them?
"I also had the added problems of a couple of special partitions
on my old harddisk. The old one looked like this:
fat16 86.26MB – a rescue partition set up by Dell
ntfs 88.66GB – the main system partition that contained
fat32 3GB – the MediaDirect partition
"MediaDirect has it’s own button on my laptop, and when I
press it, the laptop boots a special OS that works like a media
center wher I can play DVD’s, watch pictures or listen to
"I researched several forums to try to figure out wether to
bring the rescue partition and MediaDirect over to the new
harddisk. But eventually decided to scrap both."