> So, I'm faced with a couple of choices.
> Run dual boot Vista and XP, and run all the Canon software on the XP
> side. Or...
> Run the Canon software on an XP virtual machine.
OR - do what I did, put the OS drive in a hard drive caddy.
I run XP Pro 64 bit because I use large Excel spreadsheets
with sizeable macros using a s/h Intel Extreme processor
off eBay and 4GB Crucial.
For 32 bit XP Pro. I just slip in the 32 bit drive when I need
it, several apps only install on a 32 bit platform
Which gives the benefit of the processor and RAM
for both 64 and 32 bit.
And I could add a Linux drive caddy.
Whether going for dual boot or VM ware backup first.
Tried a dual boot install, it went pear shaped, lost
everything. Bought True Image, and a 1TB eSATA
backup drive. And tested the restore. True Image
in differential mode lets you roll back to any prior
backup date, even to the original clean install of the OS.