I'm currently running Windows Vista 32-bit OS.
My plan is to create a partition, and install Windows Vista 64-bit. This is so i can test out which system i prefer better.( i intend to try with Windows Xp 64-bit later.) I would than delete the remaining OS. I'd also like to somehow make a restore cd or "image" of my entire computer, so i can pop it in when my computer becomes clogged and itll bring me right back to a fresh install.
(all of the above will be taking place on one Physical hard drive, just an array of partions)
1. What are the steps and procedure i'd take when creating a partition and installing Windows Vista 64-bit.
2. After installation, Am i able to delete the OS i choose not to use, deleting that partion, and restoring my hard drive to it's full capacity.
3. What program would be suitable to make an " Image" of my fresh computer, for future use and relieval of hassles.
My specs are:
Time of this report: 12/2/2008, 18:32:14
Machine name: JD-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080917-1612)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell XPS720
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A06
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 2812MB RAM
Page File: 1097MB used, 4734MB available
Windows Dir: C:Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 32bit Unicode
Thank you for your time.