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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situation solved
by bolomkxxviii on Sat 30th Sep 2006 22:57 UTC
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My setup solves this entire issue. I have six OSes, each on their own separate hard drive on a slide out mount. My files are on a separate fixed hard drive with a FAT 32 partition. The OSes don't have to play nice and if an OS gets corrupted or you just want a change, no problem. This used to be an expensive proposition, but not today.

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