John Anderson wrote:
> My system is currently using XP Pro.
> If I want to have a dual boot system and install a second hard drive,
> then install Vista Ultimate on the new hard drive,
> then use the VistaBootPro
> Which OS do I allow the system to boot to?
Whichever you prefer; that's the point of dual-booting. You'll be
presented with the choice of operating systems at the time you boot the
computer, and can set whichever OS you prefer as the default, if you
make no selection.
> Which OS will have the VistaBoot Pro program installed?
Again, that's your choice. I'd install it in both, just for the added
> Will one OS mess up the other?
Only to the extent that the System Restore feature of WinXP, if not
turned off, will corrupt Vista's Restore Points.
> When I switch from one OS to the other is it like rebooting?
Yes, it's exactly like booting, as that is how you make the transition:
you'd reboot the computer and select the other OS.
> If I ie: boot to Vista, then switch to XP, ...
Which is to say, reboot into WinXP....
>.... would I then be able to run
> those XP programs that are incompatible with Vista?
Certainly, because you won't be running Vista.
> Will switching back and forth affect a pre-existing network and router?
It will be as if you have two separate computers, only one of which can
be on at any one time.
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