Enjoy W7, I know the rest of us have so far
edit, is it safe to delete the XP partition now?
This evening after I get back from work. I boot up from disk A, all choices are there as before. I can still boot to XP too. So I reboot, try booting from disk B and ...... well I get a vista boot menu just listing my two vista OSes, XP is not listed. Tried booting in to both Vistas and it works. Am presently in original Vista and have attached a jpg of what things look like now.
Cool: NTLDR bypasses the bootsector. It's safe to use "/nt60 all" on a dual-boot between different Windows versions.
Obviously only when using EasyBCD to boot into Windows.
We discourage people from booting into different OSes by changing the boot priority. If they're dual-booting Vista & XP, they should be using EasyBCD or HnS.
No, even then changing the boot drive won't work.
The XP boot files are on the active partition. If you change the boot drive, the active partition changes, and XP cannot be booted regardless of what bootsector you're using anyway.
In that case, the user wouldn't have been using EasyBCD to dual-boot, and therefore it's not a supported usage scenario.
No, it still wouldn't.
The "acceptable usage scenario" would be to download the Vista recovery disc and repair the bootloader.
And even if they didn't, STILL they wouldn't be able to dual-boot since if you're dual-booting via software the boot files are in one place, and if you're dual-booting by switching drive order, the files are in another.