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Backup & Restore System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete

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Yeah, I do love using disposable virtual machines. :)
 

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Hello Peter,

I would think that since the XP VM didn't see your Vista or Windows 7 installations that it shouldn't be deleting you restore points as well.

If you manually create a restore point in Vista and Windows 7, do they get wiped out soon after you start the XP VM?
Shawn, excellent thread. Linked here from your dual boot tutorial over at sevenforums. That one was excellent too by the way.

I've got an old Nikon SCSI film scanner who's software won't run on Win 7 without the Adaptec ASPI layer installed. Adaptec pulled the plug on ASPI support after XP, so I'm looking into setting up an XP 32-bit/Win 7 64-bit dual boot system. One of the IT guys at work mentioned the VM option too. I'm now wondering if that would be the way to go vs. dual boot? Off the top of your skull, do you know the pros/cons of each option?

Sorry, don't mean to hijack this thread. If there's a more appropriate place for this to be, please move it.

TIA
 

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Hello Ivan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Either option is good, but it really depends on what you want to do in XP. Having XP is great in a VM for most usage. However, if you plan on playing games in XP, then it will not be since it uses default VM drivers instead.
 

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Hello Ivan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Either option is good, but it really depends on what you want to do in XP. Having XP is great in a VM for most usage. However, if you plan on playing games in XP, then it will not be since it uses default VM drivers instead.
Nope, no games. Just as an emergency escape route so-to-speak in case I run across something besides my scanner that won't run under Win 7. I've been using Win 7 32-bit since late December 2009 and my scanner is the first thing I've found that will not work under Win 7 and I don't foresee anything else like it cropping up. At this stage of the game while migrating to Win 7 64-bit I'm not 100% certain I'll find 64-bit drivers for all my hardware, but I'm not too worried about it at this point.

So maybe the VM route is the way to go?
 

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You can give it a go to see how you like it. Uninstalling a VM is a lot easier than a dual boot so it makes it even easier to try. :)
 

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You can give it a go to see how you like it. Uninstalling a VM is a lot easier than a dual boot so it makes it even easier to try. :)
I'm thinking in that direction. As a result, I've been reading your tutorials over at sevenforums and have posted some questions on this thread:

Virtual Hard Disk - Create and Attach VHD - Page 6 - Windows 7 Forums

Since this is a Win 7 question, if you don't mind I'll direct my attention over there. If you have the time, please take a look and jump in if you don't mind. You're definitely much smarter on this than me and would greatly appreciate your help.

Oh, by the way, thanks for the warm welcome, that adds a nice touch. I noticed you do that for all your newcomers. Tells me you're a class act who appreciates his users. Nice to see that. Hope to see you over at sevenforums.
 

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I know this thread has moved on to Win 7 but I cannot seem to find an answer anywhere else.

I had XP and Vista on two separate hard drives and the MountedDevices key worked great. However, my XP drive partition became corrupted and I had to reinstall XP. Now, every thing seems to be working fine again, except when I use the MountedDevices key in XP it does not hide Vista anymore and therefore my restore points are deleted. I am not sure what I can do to prevent the restore points from being deleted. Any ideas why this registry key would no longer work?
 

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Hello Rainman, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Not sure why, but I would imagine that it's something to do with the corruption that is still affecting this somehow. Double check to make sure that you used the correct drive letter for the Vista partition as it is displayed in XP.
 

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I have double, triple and quadruple checked but no joy. Not sure how the self-inflicted corruption (I did something dumb) could still be affecting the drive since I partitioned and reformatted the drive. Hmmm another one of life's mysteries.
 

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I'm not sure why it's still seeing the Vista drive in XP using this. Try hiding the Vista hard drive letter in XP started up with the tutorial below instead to see if it that stops it for you. It's a different method but should hide it just as well.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/155795-drive-hide-unhide.html
 

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Brink,

Thanks for your help with this, but simply hiding the drive does not seem to work. The restore points still are deleted. The only odd thing that I found was that when I am in XP's disk management the drive letters for Disk 0 and Disk 1 do not show up (they appear in My Computer but not in the disk management). However, when I am in Vista's disk management they show up just fine.

I do have a solution that, so far, seems to work and may help someone else if anyone else experiences this behavior. Simply go to the drive properties for the physical drive with Vista (while you are in XP) and disable the drive. Obviously this will only work if you have two physical drives with XP on one and Vista on the other. This seems to accomplish the same thing, namely preventing XP from seeing Vista and deleting the restore points. I have tested this and the restore points in Vista no longer disappear and there seems to be no negative side effects.

Just one more thing to add to the mystery. Even if I use the MountedDevices offline registry key and change the drive letter to something else, like a CD drive, XP continues to "see" the drive. So it isn't specific to just unmounting the Vista drive.

Hope this helps someone. Let me know if you can think of any downside to my work-around or if some other idea comes to mind.
 

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Hello Rainman,

Disabling the drive will work just as well. Did removing the drive letter in Vista to where it no longer had one help any?
 

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Dear Brink & Shawn

I suggest you add one more step to your Option 2 (manual procedure):

6) Go into MountedDevices and delete all references to the hidden drive
(D: or E: or...)

Otherwise Win7 will hang dead when booting, probably because a drive cannot be
at the same time hidden and exposed. I have experienced that problem myself.

Thank you for your posting. My win 7 is safe now, although with some minor hickup
(winexplorer stops working and restarts when System is clicked, but OK after that).
 
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    Lumia 1520 phone
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Dear Mr/Ms Brink,

Yes, I was trying to hide my Win7 partition from WinXP so that my Restore
Points are safe from it, in my dual-boot configuration.

Your Manual procedure worked, but in the first reboot from XP, Win 7 hung and
I had to come back to Win XP registry, went into MountedDevices and deleted
all entries of the hidden drive E:. Everything was OK after that, except that
when I re-ran XP and clicked on System, Winexplorer stopped and restarted.
After that 1st time problem, everything is OK. XP sees drive E: as Offline now
and cannot access its files - and so my Restore points in Win7 are safe.

I will test your Drive Hiding prodedure when I install Win Vista in my remaining
free partition.

Thanks for your concern and quick response, but I am OK now. If you have not done it, I suggest you publish your Drive-hiding procedure on the Web so that many other people, like myself, can benefit from it.

Phuoc Thiet
 

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Phuoc Thiet,

Thank you. I have added your findings to the tutorial so that it may help others as well. :)
 

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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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Dear Mr Brink,

It appears that there is a typing mistake in your "Hide or Undide a drive..."
procedure, Method Three, step E). It reads:

E) Go to step 5

instead of "Go to step 6".

Please fix it if I am correct. Thanks.


Phuoc Thiet,
 

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Thank you Phuoc Thiet. It has been fixed now. :)
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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Hi

I have just installed windows 7 64bit, tried the regedit fix in the registry for Windows XP to stop XP from deleting the restore points but I am not having any joy.

I have x 3 Disks on my system a 500gb disc partioned into 5 sectors with x 2 Windows XP systems one for web browsing and another non internet XP system for running audio programmes such as Cubase. Another 80GB disc which is just a back up space and a new 1TB Dish drive

I have installed Windows 7 on a new 1TB harddrive and as a result in shows on Drive L: in Windows XP installation for My Computer. I have created the offline key in mounted devices and the then created the D-word entry \DosDevices\L: The only thing was when I created the d-word entry I did not have the option to create a 32bit value only a D-word entry in regedit. Also the offline key shows as a folder rather than the "green play" type button as show in the graphic for the tutorial.

Have tried x 3 times with no joy.

Maybe I have missed something but would appreciate anybodys input / help
 

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