Re: Vista Installation deletes XP partition
Dr Teeth wrote:
> Good job I was testing my Vista Ultimate OEM installation on my kids'
> PC. When it came time to reboot, found my Win XP partition had gone!
> It's imaged, but still a PITA.
> All I want to do is install Vista without it dumping files in my XP
> installation. Thought I had hidden the XP installation with the
> software I was using...they even had instructions for installing Vista
> - System Commander v8.2.
> Had a look at BootIT NG...found it too involved...especially as there
> seemed to be several places where one could hide partitions. Acronis
> Disk Director is not yet Vista compatible and PartitionMagic never
> will be. Are there any other utils that have been successfully used?
Vista, itself, will provide the boot manager you need.
If you don't want Vista dumping files in your XP installation, just
create a separate partition with an active drive on it. Run Vista Setup
from within XP and direct it to install on the separate partition. When
it's done, your XP installation will be untouched, and Vista will manage
the dual booting just fine.