NeoGrub: hide vista from xp?

#1
Hello, its is well know problem in dual boot (vista / xp) i.e, xp removes the vista restore points.
For this reason vista needs to hidden from xp for that Neogrub is the solution. but when i have gone through neogrub how to do steps it was confusing , i mean once u intall neogrub from easybcd >add/remove entries>neogrub>install neogrub>configure> then ??

the other question is .. the whole process is to done in xp not in vista?

please kindly advise. thanx
 

Terry60

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#2
There are old threads about this (check my profile and find my first post then follow the links)
but using Neogrub will give you a 2 stage boot which is very annoying. The preferred solution is to use HnS (Vista Hide n' Seek) which will give you a much nicer single level boot.
See the sticky thread in Ideas and Wishes Forum
 
#3
The process starts off in Vista not XP. You can follow the progress I had when first trying the H'n'S tool seen in the thread at http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1692

Instead of setting the boot time to "0" for the Grub4Dos with Vista set as default anyways and adding in the additional entry with the EasyBCD tool I brought that upto about 10-11seconds to either select XP or allow Vista to go ahead there as a one step method. The H'n'S tool will make Vista totally invisible to XP where the VIsta primary simply disappears protecting new restore points created.