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mridang_agarwal

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Hi guys,
How on earth do I uninstall Vista. I want to uninstall it temporarily. I can always install it back later. I Googled around and I came across this article that said

1. Backup, backup, backup
2. Reboot and Boot to your XP CD-ROM
3. Start the Recovery Console
4. Run Fixboot
5. Run fixmbr to reset the master boot record
6. Exit the Recovery Console
7. Reboot
8. To remove the extra entry, edit the boot.ini file to remove the "Microsoft Windows Longhorn" entry.
9. Format Your Vista Partition

My PC is a dual booting machine. I have two 80GB HDD's both are formatted and partitioned 20-60 and 20-60. In XP i can see the partitions like this

C: 60GB (HDD1) Data
D: 20GB (HDD0) Windows XP
E: 60GB (HDD1) Data
F: 20GB (HDD0) Windows Vista

Now, the part that bewilders me is here. In the Recovery Console which drive do i type after fixboot <drive>. I have to type a drive letter dont i? Which One?

Then I guess i can type fixmbr and get my old Windows XP bootloader back right?

I don't know but I just got to ask - what are the chances of mess up? What generally does mess up? Do i end up with the NTLDR missing error? Do i lose all my partitions?

This might seem like a long post to you guys but I'd really appreciate it anyone could help me out. Thanks in advance guys.
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