■ FIGURE 11
start the copy and
install process. On
a fast computer, it
will take 30-40
minutes. Near the
end, you will be prompted for basic
information such as Time Zones. It all
depends on the exact hardware that is
detected. For instance, if the installer
detects your network interface it will
prompt you for network information.
In my case, the drivers for the network
were not detected so I was not
prompted. Just keep in mind the install
will vary somewhat for each computer.
When the installation is finished,
you will be placed on the XP
desktop. You need to immediately
reboot and restore the hidden Vista
partition. Do this by
booting up from the
Spotmau Power Suite CD.
Follow the same prompts
as before and enter the
Step 6: Unhide and
Activate the Vista Partition
Right-click on the Vista
partition (first one) and
select the Unhide Partition
option shown in Figure 13.
You also need to set the Vista partition
to active by selecting the Set Active
option on the Advanced menu. Exit
the form and application menu and
reboot the machine. Make sure you
remove the Spotmau disk.
Step 7: Tell Vista about XP
In order to perform the following
tasks, we need to turn off the UAC
feature in Vista. To do this, load the
User Accounts form from the control
panel and click the ”Turn User Account
■ FIGURE 12
minutes for the XP installer to load, but
eventually you will be presented with
the Welcome to Setup form shown in
Figure 10. Hit Enter to continue. Next,
you have the license agreement. Read
the form, then hit F8 to continue.
You will now be presented with
the Partition form shown in Figure 11.
Select the partition labeled XP using
the cursor keys and hit Enter. If you get
a warning about the active partition,
just ignore it and hit Enter to continue.
You will then be prompted to
format the partition as shown in Figure
12. Select the Quick Format and hit
Enter. The drive will spend a few
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Control on or off”option as shown in
This will load the form shown in
Figure 15. Remove the check from the
checkbox by clicking it, then hit the OK
button. You will be prompted to reboot
Next, we need to change a few
options so we can see some system files.
Start the Computer form and select
”Folder and Search Options” from the
Organize Menu as shown in Figure 16.
Click the View tab and set the
following options (shown in Figure 17):
• Select Show hidden files and
• Uncheck Hide extensions for
known file types.
• Uncheck Hide protected
operation system files.
Click the OK button to make
On the Computer form, double-