There is no need to do any installing or reinstalling of the OSes before or
after installing BING. Use Vista's disk management to shrink the last
partition on the disk to leave 16MB of free space. Then install BING. It
will choose that free space to make its own partition. It really only needs
8MB, but I like to play it safe. You can reclaim the space later.
You use the download to create a bootable installation disk, either floppy
or CD. When you boot to it, if you do not want to install it, click Cancel.
That will allow you to use the partitioning tools, among other things. If
that's all you needed, partitioning tools, then this is the procedure to
use. If, however, you haven't already shrunk the last partition on the first
HD to make room for BING, then this is, again, the procedure to use. Once
done, remember to reboot.
Otherwise, let BING install with its own default settings. Then do nothing
until you've read the help files, and the online documentation, as well.
When done, build yourself a set of boot scripts, one for each OS. Use the
script (I forget exactly what they're called, but you'll see what I mean) to
hide the partitions you don't want visible. I find it convenient to leave
volumes visible in BING and use XP or Vista disk managers to "de-letter"
volumes for convenience and simplicity, yet leaving it easier to re-letter
them when I want to retrieve something.
I'm not going to try to give you a detailed primer on setting everything up.
My memory isn't that good. But the company and program have excellent
support, especially the forums. At least they used to. I've been using it a
long time, since its days of development, and I've had no real need to
revisit except to update. The main issue to familiarize yourself with is how
to edit the boot.ini file(s) in each OS, and how to do all this without
locking yourself out. It's not difficult or even risky once you have the
instructions, and it really isn't even difficult to get in and fix the files
if something goes wrong. It's more the PITA effect that you want to avoid.
"tush_jainn" <tush_jainn.3q5gzc@DoNotSpam.com> wrote in message
> Thanks a lot for taking time replying my query.
> I am not very techie, not confident with command line...have not
> touched Linux for more than a year.
> I cannot reinstall OS...is there any simpler options?I think using BING
> means i need to reinstall OS?
> Would love to avoid purchasing any software if possible.
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