i want' to try windows 7, but i don't want to lose vista since windows 7
is just an RC and could still cause some crashes. my option is giving
dual booting a try.
i have read many tutorials on how to do it, and im pretty confident
that i can do it.
the problem is, i don't have DVD's to backup my vista, and i still dont
know yet how many DVD's my files will consume if i have 50-60 GB in my
i also have external DVD writer, but im not sure if that will work
flawlessly since it's external.
My questions are:
can i install windows 7 on a different partition without booting from
DVD? (I installed my vista over XP without booting from DVD).
can i install windows 7 on a different partition using a virtual drive?
what are the chances that windows 7 installation will fail during
can i still boot vista if windows 7 installation fails?
is it possible to do system restore if installation and vista won't
is windows 7 worth the trouble and risk of going thru all these?
i will base my decisions on your answers since this is the most
intellectual vista forum i've seen so far. thank you very much to all
who will spend the time to help me!