Workaround for XP/Vista Sys. Restore problems in dual boot?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Peter, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I know that Vista's restore points are all wiped when I boot back into XP
    and I do not want to even try Bitlocker.
    Would hiding the Vista drive in XP using TweakUI work or not?
    Any other suggestions?
     
    Peter, Mar 6, 2007
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    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> "Peter"
    It's true...
    Why not?
    Bitlocker, physically separate hard drives, removing the Vista drive
    when in XP. Another option that might work would be to put them on
    different controllers, and disable the appropriate controller in XP.
     
    DevilsPGD, Mar 6, 2007
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  3. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Thanks. Why not Bitlocker? Too much fiddling around needed without that
    magic chip.
    Surely Microsoft could dream up a solution - one of these days?

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Ultimate fully updated
    P4 D865GBFL HT @ 3.0ghz 4.0gb DDR 700gb HD
    ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics
    Creative Soundblaster Audigy 4 Audio
     
    Peter, Mar 6, 2007
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    john Guest

    don't hold your breath.
    there is no technical reason why MS broke SR on a dual boot machine, they
    simply just chose to
    iow, just an arm-twisting tactic to force you away from XP and to Vista
     
    john, Mar 6, 2007
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  5. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Great for those of us who want both systems!

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Ultimate fully updated
    P4 D865GBFL HT @ 3.0ghz 4.0gb DDR 700gb HD
    ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics
    Creative Soundblaster Audigy 4 Audio
     
    Peter, Mar 6, 2007
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    Dennis Pack Guest

    Peter:
    I'm dual booting using BitLocker without any additional work, I just
    leave the USB drive plugged in all the time. There is another alternative,
    use a third party boot manager, but I haven't tried it. Have a great day.
     
    Dennis Pack, Mar 6, 2007
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  7. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Strange that XP would do that especially when I've got it monitoring only
    its own partition for SR purposes out of the 8 or so that I have.
    I only found out by accident about this when I found Vista still trying to
    SR after 24 hours!

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Ultimate fully updated
    P4 D865GBFL HT @ 3.0ghz 4.0gb DDR 700gb HD
    ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics
    Creative Soundblaster Audigy 4 Audio
     
    Peter, Mar 6, 2007
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  8. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Making my USB as the first boot wont screw up getting into my XP partition I
    trust?

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Ultimate fully updated
    P4 D865GBFL HT @ 3.0ghz 4.0gb DDR 700gb HD
    ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics
    Creative Soundblaster Audigy 4 Audio
     
    Peter, Mar 6, 2007
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    Paul Adare Guest

    microsoft.public.windows.vista.security news group, <"Peter"
    With Bitlocker you don't want to boot from the USB device, you
    simply need to be able to read from it during the boot process.
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    Paul Adare
    MVP - Windows - Virtual Machine
    http://www.identit.ca
    "The English language, complete with irony, satire, and sarcasm,
    has survived for centuries without smileys. Only the new crop of
    modern computer geeks finds it impossible to detect a joke that
    is not clearly labeled as such."
    Ray Shea
     
    Paul Adare, Mar 7, 2007
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  10. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I see. BIOS is able to boot to USB devices (I guess that means "see") but I
    did notice that I can't actually configure a USB device as the actual boot
    object.

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    Peter
    Toronto, Canada
    XP Pro SP2 x 2 + Vista Ultimate fully updated
    P4 D865GBFL HT @ 3.0ghz 4.0gb DDR 700gb HD
    ATI Radeon 9550 Graphics
    Creative Soundblaster Audigy 4 Audio
     
    Peter, Mar 7, 2007
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