You're probably right. I guess I'll get rid of this Intel thing when I have a spare moment.
AFAIR I got used to the System Restore being turned off under WinXP, in the times when the insufficient disk space was an issue for me. I'll consider turning it on again.
I've always liked Ms's bootloader - it's simple, and it's what I've always used. That's why I've spent some good amount of time configuring it for dual boot for Win7 and Linux. So far it works flawlessly; hope that it won't break any of them.
Thank you for valuable advice!