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Would like to have OS 10.6 & XP on new 64GB SSD


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This is my 1st post so please bare with me!

I'm expecting my new Crucial 64GB SSD & Seagate Momentum XT 750GB HHD tomorrow. I'm upgrading my late '08 MacBook Al Unibody 2.4Gz 13" laptop. I have a Boot Camp partition on current HD in which I would like carry over with with new setup. I'm also upgrading from 2GBs Ram to 8GBs.

Regarding my 2 new drives, I would like to max./optimum the available hard drives as possible going forward. How would be happy if you would share with on how best to do this? I would like to have both OS 10.6 & MS XP Professional on the SSD and possibly all the heavy hitting apps on the SSD with everything else on the 750GB Seagate XT (also used in part as my Time Machine backup).

Hope this query is straight forward enough for you to understand my question. Appreciate any and all advice you could offer me. Thanks!
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Can I do this by installing each OS are their own partition (2 partitions) on my new Crucial 64GB SSD? Should this be done as a fresh install for each OS? So each OS would boot off that SSD with all data files would come off my new Seagate Momentum XT 750GB drive occupying the space where the previous optical super drive was located.

Please advise on how best to do this. I'm rather new on doing stuff like this. I know enough to be dangerous! This is why I'm coming to you for your sound suggestions. Thanks!
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Can I do this by installing each OS are their own partition (2 partitions) on my new Crucial 64GB SSD?
My first thought is a 64gig SSD is a pretty small drive for both the Mac OS...and a Windows partition.

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Your posts have been combined and merged together here in this forum for clarity and ease of response.
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It ain't gonna happen. Running a slim Lion on SSD requires a minimum of 29.7GB, and that does not include any music or photos. Windows 7 Ultimate uses an additional 27GB so you can see neither will run successfully on a 64GB drive - no room at all for the 15-20% required free space to permit the drive to run at its premium.

And remember an external will not install Windows at all - part of Microsoft's piracy control measures.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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