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Old 30th June, 2007, 07:55 PM
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XP has a hidden feature nobody talks about. Say you mess the MBR a certain way but the rest is intact. When you boot from the XP cd and you reach the install question (press L to delete the existing Windows folder) at this point the MBR somehow is rewriten and if you restart your compy it'll boot straight into windows. I did this more than a dozen times and it worked. It even worked when fixboot command didn't fix things! However there are cases when it doesn't fix things, but then it means that more corupted info is beside MBR.

One interesting thing to notice is that in Vista it didn't worked from the first time. Only on the second attemp things got fixed!
I've heard that linux community came up with better implemented security in it's latest Linux Mint Gold version, it's actually preventing the user to log in, thus posing 0 risk in contamining the computer with malware! Well done to the open source community!

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