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Re: How I did it, and it works fine.

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Old 03-19-2008
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Re: How I did it, and it works fine.
i do not need anything that complicated


"droid" wrote:

> Does your system resume from S3 state? If so then lucky you :-)
>
> "Happy w/Microsoft " <HappywMicrosoft@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:AAA1E010-388B-445D-9299-8200173AD3F0@microsoft.com...
> > Here's how I installed Vista on my eMachines T3092 machine with XP Pro
> > SP2,
> > AMD Athlon 3000+ 2.17G Processor, 2 GB Ram, 128MB Video on Nvidia Chipset
> > and
> > 160 GB Seagate Hard Drive.
> >
> > Using Acronis Disk Director I split the hard drive into 2 equal
> > partitions,
> > making the second partition a logical drive and assigned drive letter D:
> > to
> > it. I downloaded the Daemon-Tools Virtual Drive program and mounted the
> > Vista
> > Beta2 ISO image which is stored on a second slave drive in the machine
> > (80GB
> > Western Digital). I selected the second option in the installer to do a
> > clean
> > install, not the upgrade, and choose the new D: drive partition. Install
> > was
> > completed in 30 minutes with only the Audio drivers and Modem drivers not
> > found. It was easy to tell the Hardware wizard to look in the factory
> > drivers
> > folder installed on the C: Drive for the audio and modem drivers. In the
> > Vista 'Advanced System Settings' I selected
> > Advanced > Start Up and Recovery > Settings and selected 'Earlier Version
> > of
> > Windows' as the default operating system. When I boot the computer, if I
> > want
> > to play with Vista I use the down arrow key to select 'Windows' for Vista,
> > otherwise it boots into XP Pro with no problems at all.
> >
> > When I got tired of trying out the Vista Beta, I went to the root of Drive
> > C: and deleted three files put there by the Vista Install, bootmgr,
> > boot.bak
> > and bootsect.bak. Then using the Management Console in XP Pro, I deleted
> > the
> > partition D. My normal XP Pro boot screen appears just fine; I did not
> > need
> > recovery console or the restore CD to continue using XP Pro. No harm was
> > done
> > to the XP installation. I then used Acronis Disk Director to merge the 2
> > partitions back into one, and you would never know that Vista Beta 2 was
> > on
> > the machine.
> >

>

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