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I've been considering dual booting winxp and winxp 64 bit (or 64 bit vista), mainly so I don't have to reinstall once I choose the right OS for me.

The problem is, with this I'd have three partitions: one for XP, one for 64 bit, the other for storage on that drive. Will having three partitions be any slower than just one? Never bothered to partition drives, so I can't speak from experience on the topic. I'm assuming that you can access all three partitions while running off any one of them.

As a side note, anyone have anything against 64 bit XP these days? I like XP because of all the tweaks I know for its registry (assuming vista has the registry set up in a completely different way)/third party programs I use for it (I hear 64 bit XP will run anything 32 bit can), but I'm getting 4 gigs of RAM, so 64 bit would be nice to have.

If 64 bit XP really does run everything 32 bit does though, I won't even need to make partitions! Hopefully that is the case.
 
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