Reinstall XP on New Drive?

#1
Sorry if this is documented but I did not find it:

HD0: WindowsXP Pro SP2 (been there for ever) also has a partion
HD1: Storage
HD2: Vista 32bit
HD3: Vista 64bit

When I boot into each OS, their drive is seen as C:\ drive. Also, I assume the MBR is on HD0, since that is where XP Pro is installed and it was the first one installed.

Now, I am wanting to replace my current Drive 0 [WinXP] with a new one and reinstall XP Pro fresh. However, I am pretty sure when I do that I'll lose my Vista 32/64 boots.

So, does the Backup/Restore Bootloader option help me here? I am hoping so...
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Yep :smile:

EasyBCD | Backup.
Remove, Format, Install.

Now you'll only have that Windows XP available to boot.
Boot into it, install EasyBCD | Bootloader Management | Reinstall Vista Bootloader

Shouldn't have to do anything else to get it to work.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Well, good luck and let us know how it goes!