Quote: Originally Posted by bebo92
ohhh thank you for the reply they are installed on different partitions
earlier windows of windows is the first option and windows 7 is selected as the default.
yes im afraid of loosing the boot.mngr exe thingy
Do you have more than one drive? If so, I always recommend installing each OS on a separate drive, while all other drives are disconnected, until the installation is complete. Doing this negates the boot loader all together, because you would choose the OS to boot with the F8 BBS Popup Menu instead. In other words, you would select a harddrive to boot, rather than the OS.
If you only have one drive, and have to separate OSs via partitions, they should be installed in the order of release dates (XP first). In any case, the MBR is going to look for the boot loader where it is last instructed to (the newest installation). Thus, it should have no problem locating the boot loader in the new Vista installation, and the installation should see XP and add it to the boot loader.
Bottomline is that if all goes according to Hoyle, there should be no problem.