Win XP Home Ed. Install, WPA, and Partitioning Questions

From: Reticulum (cathexis_at_erols.com)
Date: 12/21/03


Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 04:30:23 GMT

Greetings,

         Will be making the move to Win XP, Home Ed. as soon as Santa brings the
new PC down the chimney. Here are a few questions on partitioning I hope someone
can answer:

        1. Will XP allow a dualboot install even if no other OS is installed ?
                  ( That is, say yes to dualboot - but load the 2nd OS later).

        2. If XP is loaded already(out of the box), can Dualboot still be done ?

        3. Will XP require another WPA if XP is installed twice - once for
            each boot option ?

        4. Whether or not the Dualboot option is used, If a HD Partition is
             created will this be a large enough "change" such that XP will
                   call for another WPA ?

        5. If any such additional WPA's ARE needed, is this OK considering
                  I have only *one* license ? (Will MS baulk at giving new WPA?)

        6 Any other unruly behavior from XP I might expect on this?

 So you should see by now that the desired option is to leave most of the PC
as the Family Computer as Santa intends it -- But to create a more secure 2nd
area/partition running DCPP or BestCrypt or such along with other programs
of similar ilk. Since spreading passphrases,etc. over entire family is dubious
and not needed anyway, this seems best solution.

           Thx!

               Andrew
    Reticulum

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