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One of the problems in dual booting Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows XP is, that once you boot into XP, all of your restore points are deleted in Vista. I also read with interest a article several weeks ago in which it was stated that Microsoft has no intention of fixing this problem, since it would require that code be re-written and they did not feel it was of major importance for most users. Gee Microsoft, I’m most users and I feel it was important to me! 🙂

So this morning I was net surfing actually looking for postings concerning problems with Vista restore when I stumbled on a article concerning the dual boot restore issue. Written by fellow MVP John Barnett,he described a simple fix to the problem.

“Another option, which is simpler if you don’t want to go down the Bitlocker Encryption route is to boot into Windows XP and, using a freeware utility called TweakUi hide the Windows Vista partition from Windows XP. Because XP cannot see the Windows Vista partition it cannot remove the system restore points.

The end result of both these workarounds is that you can move from Windows Vista to Windows XP and back again without losing the precious System restore points.”

Wow, thanks John. That is simple and effective. XP can’t mess with what it can’t see. 🙂

I hope this helps someone who is also having this annoying problem.

Comments welcome.

Complete article located here.

[tags]microsoft, windows, vista, xp, restore, problem, fix, [/tags]