Thanks Tom. Wow, That was too easy! Now the question arises, How can I install another operating on the same computer unless I completely reformat the hard drive? The computer is set up for Windows Vista and it has a D:\ partition on it as part of the Vista OS which it uses for saving system restore points. The Vista System Tools will let you try to use itself to do a full system backup to the D:\ partition. But it doesn’t check first to see if there is enough room there to do that (another story). I think I need at least one new partition so I can run XP Pro. I’ve considered VMWare as a possibility. But I think I’d rather just reformat with enough partitions to run the XP Pro, Linux, and maybe even Windows 95 or NT. I am still trying to reach the owner of the legacy software I would like to use that will only run in Windows 95. If I can track him down, he might be able to get me a patch or something so I can just run it in XP Pro. So, assuming all I will need are two more partitions (one for XP and one for Linux) the question is, what should I use to format the drive with, and what kind of file systems should be installed on each? Thanks, -Renee
When he installed Ubuntu it installed grub as his boot loader. If you want to remove grub then you should get a tool called EasyBCD from http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/EasyBCD+Documentation+Home
It’s free, easy to use, and it will allow you to go back to using the Vista boot loader rather than grub.