Just be aware that no one is going to encourage you to do this. Microsoft
does not give online or phone support for recovering from disasters caused
by mounting and operating a beta operating system on your computer.
Multibooting with Vista is different from multibooting with earlier editions
I suggest that you buy a large capacity external hard drive and back up your
production machine on it. That way you have your system backed up to medium
completely outside the machine and can recover from a disaster more easily.
Murphy was a beta tester.
"Todd" <Noname@NoSpam.invalid> wrote in message
>I am not a member of MSDN or Technet, so I am waiting for the public
> I don't have a machine that I can dedicate to VISTA, but I do have a spare
> hard drive. Just how evil and dangerous is VISTA?
> If I install it multi-boot on its own hard drive (N:\), will it reach out
> and corrupt Windows 2000 on the C:\ drive?
> Another alternative would be to disconnect the C:\ drive with Windows 2000
> installed, connect the spare hard drive, and install VISTA on the spare
> drive, but swapping hard drives a couple times a day would be a pain.