On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 10:32:20 -0400, "Charles Oppermann" <chuc...@gmail.com> 
> Correct, and counter to another posters statement that Windows attempts to
> wipe entire disks when installing.  Yes, that's the default choice, which is
> perfectly reasonable, but no Windows Setup will erase entire disks without
> plenty of warnings and give users the opportunity to keep existing
> partitions, including types it does not recognize. 

The average "Windows" user does not read what's on the screen anyway,
so he will always "next". :-)

> Since Windows 2000, the
> Setup program allows for deletion of partitions, creating one or more new
> partitions, formatting them, etc. 

Even DOS could do that.

> Good luck to the original poster; maybe try out FreeBSD on another machine,
> or when the laptop is too old to run modern versions of Windows.

It usually is as soon as it is sold. :-)

>From Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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