Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Sep 2006 15:08 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Windows "One of the more questionable tactics that Microsoft has implemented in Vista is to automatically overwrite any existing MBR during the installation process without asking if you mind or giving you an option to back up. Microsoft says that the Windows installation system can't intelligently interrogate an existing non-MS MBR, although such features are quite common in the install routine for other OSes."
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by EmmEff on Fri 29th Sep 2006 15:44 UTC
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Most people do not dual boot, and those who do are generally more technically savvy and know how to work around this long standing issue. I say good on MS for doing it this way to prevent confusion to the average user.

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