Totally not necessary as Jim described..
Do the same, But dual boot, Vistas awesome boot manager will take care of
you. Use vistaboot pro as well and you'll be highfalutin
"BigJim" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> that is what I did, I installed a separate drive and did a clean install
> on it. I have one drive with xp and the other with vista.
> I just open the case and remove the data and power cable and connect the
> OS I want to use.
> I did not connect them together.
> Right now I am on xp. "Reggie" <Reggie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:B6E4C8DC-8EDA-400B-AD00-2FEE0A41EFDA@microsoft.com...
>>I updated from XP and now I am having a hard time getting some of my
>> to work. Is it worthwhile for me to unistall Vista Ultimate, and
>> Vista to another drive, and have a dual boot setup? Or will I run afoul
>> some Microsoft program checking? I love Vista, but cant wait while the
>> programs catch up. And if I do the dual boot thing, do I need a separate
>> program to accomplish this? Thanks for any help or suggestions.