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How To Prevent XP From Deleting Vista Restore Points

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I've been using this fix for months. This assumes that XP sees Vista as drive D.

 

To keep Windows XP from deleting restore points of the volume in Windows Vista, add the following registry entry under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices\Offline registry subkey in Windows XP:

 

Value name: \DosDevices\D:

Type: REG_DWORD

Value data: 1

 

Note If the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices\Offline registry subkey does not exist, you must manually create this registry subkey. Create this registry entry when you have installed Windows Vista on the "D" partition in Windows XP.

Effects of this workaround

After you restart Windows XP, you cannot access the volume that is created in Windows Vista from Windows XP. However, you can still access the volume that is created in Windows XP from Windows Vista. You must use Windows XP drive or an additional drive such as a USB thumb drive for data exchange.

 

Taken From Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926185/en-us

 

Mark

Edited by IntelGuy

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