bootsect is available? Thats good news. I looked at my older Vista dvd (which I got 2 or so months after Vista's launch) and couldn't find it...Guru is considering his legal position in offering MS software which could be held to have been modified by us.
In the meantime, if you download the Windows 7 Beta, it is on there, I noticed it in the DVD directory.
Here's that article I was referring to in regards to WinRE... hope CG can make some sense of it for getting it to work on a recovery disc ISO if MS grants us the rights to do it...As far as the WAIK goes in creating this new image, do you think we could get just WinRE in it to avoid confusion with it being used for installations? I don't have the link at the moment but I've been looking at some of the things you can do with ImageX and apparently the windows image files have what are called indexes. An article I found showed that WinRE itself was index 2 of the boot.wim file. This article demonstrated how to manually install WinRE to the hard drive, so I'm wondering if the same could be done with making an ISO image to burn to disc...
The problem is this.I was just looking at the wiki again. It says that if windows can be booted, EasyBCD can repair things. Rather than worrying about EULA and legality, why not just include Easybcd in the recovery cd iso? That would definitely be legal, and from what I've read, it would also make vista easier to fix in the first place. Would that be possible? Does vista absolutely have to be bootable to use it?