What is easiest way to partition / multi-boot

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TacticDesigns
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Might just keep it Win10.

TacticDesigns wrote:

Hello,

What is the easiest way to partition a HD to multiboot.

I want to run Windows XP (For my old Epson scanner. I have software that works with XP, but not Win10).

I want to run Windows 10 on it. (It's a really old laptop, but Win10 actually works on it.)

And I want to start learning Linux.

Is there a program I can use to set this up?

I will be installing on a new SSD that I am buying specifically to do this.

Thanks in advance!

Take care & Happy Shooting!

Ok.

I got the SSD and installed Win10, WinXP and Linux Mint . . . but I think I might just make this laptop exclusive Win10.

The 2GB -> 4GB + SSD has seemed to make this computer more responsive. Perhaps the 4GB means less thrashing. Maybe the SSD means no need to park the heads and thus waiting for the heads to unpark?

But issue with Linux. I tried Ubuntu, because I've never tried that version. But it didn't run. Just a blank screen. I then tried Linux Mint. It installed, but then when I try to run any programs it locks up.

Kinda more hassle than I thought it would be.

I've got another old desktop that I was planning to swap to Linux anyway . . . so that might be the way I learn Linux.

But this laptop is running Win10 great!

I'm going to wipe the SSD drive and just make this a Win10 machine for vacation / camping and be done with it. (ie. K.I.S.S.)

Thanks for the help everyone.

I guess it was just not meant to be. But at least I tried . . . so I can stop thinking, "will it work?" LOL.

Take care & Happy Shooting!

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