Well, I've got the new hard drive in the laptop. Then installed XP.
No problems at all there.
Afterwards I put Vista in the drive and went to install that. It wanted to whip out the existing partition and install itself. Did a little reading, went back into XP and split the partition into 2.
From there, I installed Vista onto the new partition and after it restarted, I have a dual boot screen (no countdown timer) but the choice defaults to Vista.
One very interesting thing that I noticed after starting Vista and looking at the drives (partitions) in Explorer is that even though I installed Vista on to the second partition (drive E:), when vista is running, it shows it as drive C:. Drive D: is the DVD Rom. Back in XP, the original partition is still C: and the one I created is E:.
Vista looks great and definitely has a more sophisticated look and style to it. You could compare it to a MAC, but it all still looks like Windows to me.
Now I just need to figure out how to put a mobile video card with more RAM into my laptop.
So, so far. I'm giving it a thumbs up. I'll be putting Office 2007 in later.
Last edited by Havok
on Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:04 pm, edited 2 times in total.