Re: Dual Boot Vista & Windows XP
No it will not. Vista was written backward compatible, but XP has not and
will not be rewritten to accommodate Vista volume processing.
"Vic Baron" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Want to be sure I understand this, John - booting into XP will lose
> *Vista* restore points but will booting into Vista lose *XP's*?
> I don't mind losing Vista's while I test but wouldn't want to lose the XP
> restore points until I'm ready to switch over.
> "John Barnes" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> It really makes no difference, except if you install both systems totally
>> independently, then separate drives and control thru the BIOS will allow
>> you to boot to either system if a hard drive fails. You can use EasyBCD
>> or VistaBootPro to give you boot choice thru the Vista Boot Manager also.
>> You will have to install your programs on each system, but you can direct
>> them to the same directory. Most programs will function this way, a few
>> will not. A few will execute from the other partition without
>> installing. Don't forget that when you boot into XP you lose your Restore
>> Points and shadow copies in Vista. Restore points has saved many op.
>> "Jim" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> Planning to build a new system in the near future and would like to run
>>> both Vista & Windows XP Pro in a dual boot configuration. Is it best to
>>> install the OS's on two separate hard drives and what about the
>>> application programs?
>>> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.