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    Ubuntu on external USB drive corrupts my EasyBCD/VistaHnS XP Win7 dual boot

    Ok, thank you. I'll keep that in mind. Since my reinstall of EasyBCD/HnS, I haven't had any issues booting. I also haven't plugged in or tried to boot from my USB drive since then either. Considering my recent experience and your comments, I'll probably avoid another attempt to boot from USB...
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    Ubuntu on external USB drive corrupts my EasyBCD/VistaHnS XP Win7 dual boot

    Terry60, thanks for the comments. Well, I was sticking with what had worked for years. I never had an issue like this until trying to boot Ubuntu from USB. I don't know if it's all coincidence or not. I have just finished cleaning the old HnS off and removing or renaming files back to their...
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    Ubuntu on external USB drive corrupts my EasyBCD/VistaHnS XP Win7 dual boot

    Good to know, thank you for explaining. So that should be a single byte per flipped partition, in my case I have 2 Windows 7 partitions which I hide from 2 XP partitions. I've been comparing more MBR dumps from my system and I am seeing 4 bytes changed when I go back and forth. Does that seem...
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    Ubuntu on external USB drive corrupts my EasyBCD/VistaHnS XP Win7 dual boot

    Thanks for the reply. Just to be clear, I'm not trying to integrate the Ubuntu USB drive into Vista HnS or GRUB4DOS. I'm trying to keep the two boot loaders separate. 1) Vista HnS for Windows 7/XP dual booting, 2) the Ubuntu on USB with its own GRUB2 on its own /boot partition only used for...
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    [Download] Vista Hide 'n Seek BETA

    Is HnS working with the latest EasyBCD or are you using it with 1.7.2? Also, I'm having some trouble with Ubuntu (trying to boot from USB with it's own /boot and GRUB) when connected to my Windows 7/XP dual boot HnS system. Maybe you could have a look. Note that I'm not actually trying to...
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    Ubuntu on external USB drive corrupts my EasyBCD/VistaHnS XP Win7 dual boot

    I have been dual booting Windows 7 and XP with EasyBCD1.7.2 and Vista Hide'n Seek for quite a while now, but I recently decided to try booting Ubuntu 11.10 from an external 3.5" USB drive. To install Ubuntu on the USB drive, I unplugged all my internal Windows drives. After Ubuntu was installed...
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    [Download] Vista Hide 'n Seek BETA

    Thanks to you, I've been happily using the old HnS since the Vista days. Has the HnS functionality been added to the latest EasyBCD or is the old version of HnS still fine until Windows 8? I haven't had a reason to look into it until a recent adventure with Linux, but I thought I'd look and...
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    [Download] Vista Hide 'n Seek BETA

    Thanks, that's what I ended up doing. I marked my Vista System and Program partitions and also the single XP System partition in UI.exe (leaving the XP Program partition and shared data partition unmarked).
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    [Download] Vista Hide 'n Seek BETA

    Well, after re-reading this and other threads on the subject, I went ahead and tried a manual uninstall. First, I made backups of the main HnS and system root files from each drive, including those from my Backup images. Then I compared everything to see what was different. In the end, it...
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    [Download] Vista Hide 'n Seek BETA

    Thank you for the reply. I will wait until I hear the updated manual removal method for build 56 from Guru before I do anything else on the machine.
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    [Download] Vista Hide 'n Seek BETA

    Thanks for the comments. I'm now juggling around my files to prepare to re-partition and set up HnS on my system. HnS seems to be the perfect solution. It's unfortunate that Microsoft didn't think it was worth their while to resolve this major issue. Addendum: Well, I re-partitioned to the...
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    [Download] Vista Hide 'n Seek BETA

    Hi, thanks for the warm welcome and very helpful reply. You cleared up all my questions and now I think I have a good idea of what Hide 'n Seek does and doesn't do. Well, that settles it. I will have to re-think my partition strategy. I may go for 5 partitions. Vista and XP, plus two Programs...
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    [Download] Vista Hide 'n Seek BETA

    Thank you for creating this helpful utility. I have a few questions before I give your Hide 'n Seek a try. I just "discovered" the infamous dual-boot problem with System Restore the hard way and your utility looks like it might be the best solution for me. 1) Is there a list of exactly what...