On Wed, 4 Feb 2009 21:37:31 -0600, Night Hawk wrote:
> Victek;952517 Wrote:
>> You may remember the issue when dual booting Vista and XP where all of
>> restore points would get deleted because of System Restore
>> between the OSs. Currently I'm dual booting Vista and Windows 7. I use
>> System Commander and to be safe I have hidden the partition of the
>> non-active OS (in other words Vista cannot see the Win7 partition and
>> Versa). I wonder though if there is any reason to do this, or if these
>> operating systems will coexist without problems?
> The Windows 7 beta doesn't see the system restore option available
> since it's still in beta form. To find out what and if any effect is
> seen on Vista's own restore points simply go into the feature as if you
> were going to swing the system back and use the option to select other
> then the latest available to see how many are present.
> Dual booting 7 along with Vista is no different there then dual booting
> two separate editions of Vista. Any presently onhand should be seen
> right away.
having gone through all the Vista's-version-of-dual-boot, when I installed
Win7, I unplugged my Vista bearing spindle, and installed Win7 and it's
attendant 200mb boot partition on another spindle. Dual booting is now
done by stopping at BIOS, changing the boot spindle, and then saving and
re-booting. Pretty easy. Yesterday I very briefly used Vista for the
first time since 7000 came out. (Philips MP3 player firmware manager can't
see the USB playerin Win7).
On previous attempts, I used Acronis DiskDirector (10 I believe) to mark my
Vista partition as inactive and hidden and installed win7. The problem
with that is that it also installed that 200mb partition on my Vista
partition. Dual booting involved setting either the Win7 200mb boot
partition, or Vista, to "active, and booting. The first approach above is
the one I finally used and is vastly simpler.