Caveat, dual-booter!Ask nine Windows experts for advice they'd give a user ready to make the jump to Windows Vista, and you get nine different pieces of advice. Here is a collection of Vista "gotchas" and tips from some of the most savvy Microsoft watchers out there.
ZDNet Blogger and Windows Book Author Ed Bott: If you decide to go the dual-boot route, realize that XP and Vista use different formats for System Restore checkpoints.
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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network.