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 PJBonoVox on Fri 29th Sep 2006 22:03 UTC
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I've had quite a few Linux distros in the past that have hosed my boot sector, but I agree it is extremely annoying practise on behalf of MS.

It forces you to install Windows XP before any other operating systems, and that in itself is a pain.

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