I came here in 2008 - unemployed and sorting out a new laptop for myself. I foolishly bought one with Vista (future proofing) and discovered none of my stuff would work with it. Teachers make loads of free software for each other but none of it worked on Vista - also big names like my Canon photo stuff. Anyway folks here helped me loads and I was able to partition my Acer, hide Vista away in a corner and install XP.
I thought that one day I would make use of this easy BCD stuff and get the Vista working too. However, no need as no one seems to love Vista and the world has moved on to Windows 7.
I'm still thankful for all the help I got here.
My poor Acer is getting old and over heating so I've bought myself a new Toshiba with Windows 7 now. I'm back again looking for help to transfer my licence for Office 2007 to the new machine but no luck so far. Can you direct me to a suitable thread?