Ray, my friend....one can use easybcd or not. If one uses easybcd, one gets a boot menu entry that can be selected to boot into the required partition. Its very convenient and takes away the hassle of having to mark partitions active/inactive. Thats the way I advised the OP and also the way used in that tut. If you'd like to tell the OP how to go about it without easybcd, please explain to him how to mark partitions active/inactive. Between the 2 methods, I'd always advise using easybcd.