Hello all, I am about to make the move to Win7 Ultimate x64. I am running into some difficulties, but I will try to provide the info in the hopes that someone can help. HW, Asus M2N_SLI_Deluxe BIOS 1302 (no SLIC) I dont mind updating BIOS w/modded if neccesary. 1) my windows is never on the internet. Used only for gaming. I have used Linux for 15 years for internet access. 2) my partitining scheme has always been. Linux Swap | Hidden Pagefile partition | C\: (OS partition) |Storage Partion. 3) This partition format is used on at least 3 drives w/ 1 exception (*) 4) 1st drive C\: (OS partition) is Windows, right now XP x32 5) 2nd drive ?\: (OS partition) WinXP x64 will be Windows 7 x64 6) 3rd drive (OS partition) Will be linux. (*without the PF partition.) I can hide the PF partitions (with attrib NODEFAULTDRIVELETTER trick ) and then mount them thru a /windows/system/swap (a link to PF thru the swap folder) I mount the PF on HDD2 for OS1, I mount the PF on HDD1 for OS2 I can install Win7 without the 100MB recovery partition (I think) I think that is enough info to ask my questions. The partitioning scheme will work. I am wondering if Windows 7 is going to throw a fit with this partition setup. I should re-install WinXP x64 to 1st HDD OS part, and then Win7 x64 to 2nd HDD OS part, then Linux ? If I dont allow Win7 to handle the MBR, will it keep the loaders from working ? Any luck using 3 (GRUB) party boot loaders with Win7 hacks here ? I hope that this makes sense to everyone. Tried to be detailed enough wo/ being too long winded. And constructive suggestion, comments, and opions are much appreciated. Thank you.