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Old August 3, 2008, 07:36 PM
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You should prolly play with it then.

The BIOS normally boots from hard drive 0 and the boot loader will be installed on partition 0. Many modern BIOSsez have a menu option (F8) that allow you to pick the boot device. This includes USB, CD ROM, and any drive in your system.

If you duel (sic) install Win XP and then VISTA you will find the VISTA install will depend on the XP partition. That can be a real nuisance as the VISTA install can wind up being something other than the C: drive. Yes, there are lots of tricks you can play with this like using the BIOS boot selection to get round it but they are numerous and complicated. I am no expert but the experiments I have done were frustrating.
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