XP C:\ -- Vista E:\
Posted 28 June 2006 - 11:14 AM
Posted 28 June 2006 - 12:07 PM
The configuration you are looking at should work very well. Just pay attention during the install to make sure Vista installs to the proper directory (E:).
About the only thing installing Vista this way will "do" to XP is to add a line to the boot.ini file and give you the option at startup to select which operating system you want to boot to.
Posted 29 June 2006 - 05:45 AM
Posted 30 June 2006 - 08:36 AM
Posted 30 June 2006 - 08:55 AM
It actually writes a new boatloader
Yes, formatting the e: drive will remove vista as an OS, but leaves the boot loader
there are a couple of things you can do
first, when vista installed, it created a folder called c:\boot
inside, you will find several files, but the most important:
after formatting the e:, to restore your old bootloader, you would open a command line and type
fixfat -xp (if c: drive was formatted as fat)
Or, you can boot with the recovery console and type
Posted 06 July 2006 - 07:50 AM
just a sidenote
Posted 06 July 2006 - 08:09 AM
the post beta 2 release (5456) is smoother on my low end machine, but less stable in networking.
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