Geoff I've been dual booting Win XP Pro and Vista Ultimate since January
2006 when Vista was in early beta and have never had any problems. When
Vista went RTM (release to manufacturer) I used VistaBootPro to remove the
Vista bootloader then uninstalled the RC2 and installed the retail version
of Vista Ultimate. As soon as that was done and everything was activated and
working correctly I imaged my drive and, when necessary, i have used that
backup image ever since. In fact, i re-imaged the drive on Sunday because
i'd installed Longhorn Server beta to create a triple boot and Server messed
up my anti virus by turning it off. Even triple booting with XP Vista and
Longhorn Server didn't cause any boot problems.
John Barnett MVP
Windows - Shell/User
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"Geoff" <geoffpughINhouseofstephanieDOTcoDOTuk> wrote in message
> Dual Booting XP Pro (SP2)/Vista Ultimate with VistaBoot Pro. Know about
> the problems relating to XP destroying restore points in Vista, but has
> anyone experienced problems the other way around (i.e. Vista (or Vista
> BootPro) messing with the XP MBR (or similar))?
> Clean installed retail Vista a few days ago, and every day since I have
> had to do a system restore before I could get XP to boot but no problems
> with restarts during the day, just when I start up first thing. Have been
> using RC1 & RC2 without any problems until now.
> It's starting to become a PITA, but cannot avoid the dual boot as I have
> essential legacy software that will not run under Vista or VPC2007
> Anyone any suggestions?