In addition to the general instructions given in the How to Install an OS to Its Own Partition article, the video tutorials listed below detail the steps required to install several common versions of Windows to their own primary partition. Note that the basic concept of these procedures apply to any OS installation.
- Installing Windows 98 to its Own Primary Partition
Video showing how to install Windows 98 to its own primary partition while using BootIt Next Generation.
- Installing Windows XP to its Own Primary Partition
Watch the process of installing Windows XP to its own primary partition while using BootIt Next Generation. If you have a newer system using SATA/AHCI drives then you may also be interested in the Create a Windows XP Slipstreamed Disc with SATA Drivers tutorial.
- Installing Windows Vista to its Own Primary Partition
Installation video showing how to install Windows Vista to its own primary partition while using BootIt Next Generation.
- Installing Windows 7 to its Own Primary Partition
The best way to run Windows 7 is directly on your hardware. By running Windows 7 directly on your hardware alongside your existing operating system, you can ensure Windows 7 stability, compatibility, and functionality meets your needs while still being able to boot into your existing operating system. You'll also be able to migrate over to Windows 7 at your own pace while continuing to use your existing Windows operating system. This video shows you how to add Windows 7 to your existing computer system while retaining your current Windows operating system. If you need to burn the Windows 7 ISO download to a DVD, you can use the free TeraByte BurnCDCC utility available on the free downloads webpage.