I have been running Vista Ultimate since the end of January and decided to dual boot with Windows XP. Since setting up a dual boot system, I have found that I am loosing the restore points in Vista when I move back and forth between operating systems.
In doing some research, I cam across a fix that it is quite interesting that I wanted to share. The link is as follows: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/disableide.html
It goes on to state the If Windows XP and Vista are installed on separate physical hard drives the following method can be used to preserve restore points by hiding Vista from Windows XP.
*Log onto the system as an administrator
*Go to Start-Run and type devmgmt.msc then press enter for Device Manager.
*Right click on the channel that hold the Vista drive.
*Select Secondary IDE Channel
*Select Do not use this device (disable) and then select OK
MY QUESTION IS: IS THIS DONE IN VISTA OR XP
I'm afraid if I did this in Vista when I am supposed to do it in XP that I would shut down Vista and not be able to get back into it.
The concept seems solid but I just need some enlightment. I would like to keep both XP and Vista as a dual boot but the reason I set one up was that I wanted to move between the two. Loosing restore points in Vista has all but eliminated that capability. I haven't been in XP since God knows when.
Thanks for your comments and suggestions. If I can't resolve this, I cam going to delete the dual boot option and just remain in Vista.