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i wasn't sure where to post this so if a mod could put it in the right place, thx.
so a few questions and i'll do my best to explain.
my C: drive has Win XP and a recovery partition, so i don't actually have the install disks.
my D: drive is blank with no partitions.
could i install linux on the D:drive and be able to choose which OS to use at boot up?
if so would i need the physical Win XP install disks?
would it mess up the recovery partition on C: drive?
if it is possible to do this could anyone direct me to a guide or something on how to do this? any help i would be thankful for.