Currently I have this configuration:
Disk 0 (basic): WinXP (10GB), Unallocated (110GB)
Disk 1 (basic): Unallocated (400GB)
Disk 2 (basic): Win7 (500GB - raid0)
I would like to create one spanned volume from both unallocated partitions using the dynamic disk feature in windows 7. This way I can add space later if needed without having multiple volumes to think about. Also I hope that I will be able to quickly remove winxp when I don't need it anymore (waiting for updated software).
I currently boot into both xp and 7 with 7's boot menu.
To do what I plan I'd have to make both disk 0 and 1 dynamic and that would include the partition with windows xp. When I try to do this I get a warning that I will not be able to boot any installed operating systems on that volume after the conversion.
Is that the case? I really don't want to reinstall everything again...
Btw, xp put it's boot files (ntdlr, boot.ini) on the windows 7 partition onto which I installed 7 after xp without formatting it and that partition is set as the booting one in the bios.
Also, I found this
here and it might help me but I'm not sure...