RE: vista preloaded / xp restore
What you want to do; you can't.
If you had an XP retail disk you could dual boot with vista.
> I have recently purchased acer extensa 5620 laptop with vista
> preloaded on it.
> My previous laptop was travelmate 4120 with xp preloaded. Travelmate
> suddenly stopped
> working(it doesnt boot up at all i guess mainboard died). So i took
> out the travelmate
> drive and with help of hd-to-usb i can retrieve the files. My question
> is if i could access
> the drive would it be possible for me to make drive image of xp (and
> how to go by doing this)
> and restore it on my new laptop extensa 5620 with vista preloaded on
> it. My concern is it might cause
> problems on boot sector. I dont if i have to configure boot.ini during
> I m planning to use DriveimageXML for back up of xp and restoring in
> vista laptop to another drive so in
> a nutshell;
> how should i make a drive image of xp?
> and how should i restore in on vista laptop without causing any
> problem with dual boot?
> PS: I have also a xp desktop; would it be possible to make the drive
> image of the desktop and restoring on the
> my vista laptop ?