Thursday, October 22, 2009

How to Set Up a Windows 7 and Vista Dual-Boot System
Windows 7 and Windows Vista can co-exist on your PC—here's how to make it happen.
PC users the world over are counting on the latest iteration of the Windows operating system (OS)—Windows 7—to free them from what they consider to be its half-baked predecessor, Windows Vista. To be fair, much of Vista's bad rap came from its early days, when missing hardware drivers caused much heartburn and occasional driver conflicts caused PCs to crash. But a few Vista annoyances still plague users, such as its relentless User Account Control (UAC) warning scheme, with its regrettably always-on or always-off setting. Microsoft has listened carefully to what users said about Vista, incorporated many of the suggestions, and added scads of other improvements to produce the new Windows 7 OS. And judging from our early experiences and the general consensus, if Vista was half-baked, Windows 7 is a veritable golden-brown hunk of angel-food cake...