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09 Jun 2011  
theog

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That's why I thought it would be easier to dump the image on another HDD (disconnecting the Win7 HDD). Then he can switch via the boot sequence in the BIOS. That would be the most elegant solution and no hassle with the bootmgr.
Will still need to do repair install.
Maybe for the MBR. Not sure what Acronis does about that. But in general the MBR and the bootmgr should be handled so that XP would boot. Remember the image goes to a completely different HDD and Win7 is plugged off.

I have restored XP once for a friend from a Macrium image and the system worked perfectly after that.
New hardware.
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