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At least they give you tools

So I thought I’d play some games with my oldest son.  We chose Diablo II.  That’s a fun game we can play over a network.  I went and installed it on our Vista system for him.  I already have it on my Mac.

Lo and behold, there are “compatibility” issues with Diablo II and Vista.  I checked a number of different things but nothing ever worked out.  Drat.
Ah!  DUAL BOOT!  I found an article online that explained how to setup a Dual Boot situation in Vista such that I can go back and forth between Vista and XP.  That’s where the problems began.
I shrank the original partition and went to install XP.  XP didn’t see the new partition! Crud… okay.. well, I’ll go back to Vista and see what’s what.
ERROR LOADING OPERATING SYSTEM.   Ah sh!t.
Through a series of boots, reboots, restores and usage of the Vista Install DVD with the command prompt, I finally discovered the DISKPART tool.  This is a lot like the old FDISK utility.  Pounding my way through that, I finally was able to set my original partition ACTIVE and get back to a useable state.  Sheese…
Maybe I’ll just get the Stratego board out next time.
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