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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Get With the Times M$
by oxleyn on Fri 29th Sep 2006 18:58 UTC
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2005-10-04

Why don't MS just incorporate some form of "expert" install mode, i.e. like most Linux ditros. During such an installation the user would receive a prompt regarding any non-MS bootloaders etc. I mean it wouldn't be the first time they copied an idea now would it? ;-)

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