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I really want to try out this new OS, but I'm not so keen on erasing my prior XP installs and start all-over; it is, after all, a pre-release build and probably has some stability issues due to that (not blaming MS for this, it's the case with all pre-release software). So can I achieve this? I Googled it and didn't find any substantial material on it, just some retards wanting to quad-boot XP, W7, Ubuntu and Mac OS X oO
 

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Yeah but I think all those distros use that GRUB boot-loader(?), whereas I have no idea what W7 uses.
 

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Don't want to jump into things like this. I'm afraid it'll erase my XP's boot.ini or something
 

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Vista and W7 install the BCEdit boot manager
 

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yep, though to be honest, you can fix xp by starting a repair install of XP then cancelling it, since it rewrites the boot ini and boot sector.
 

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I got rid of the BCEdit by inserting the Vista DVD are typing this into Run:

l:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force

(where "l" represents the drive letter of the optical drive) Worked like a charm and did the job in less then 2 minutes. All I had to do after this was format the Vista partition and it was good as new :thumb:
 
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