Got a new workstation replacement laptop and it came with XP Pro. I'm going to use it to test Windows 7 and Ubuntu, but it may need to go back to XP later on.
It has the recovery option at boot and a 10GB partition at the end of the disk for the pre-installed image. I'm assuming that the "Press F11 for recovery" is just a replacement bootloader that points to either the XP partition or the recovery one.
Ubuntu is unable to resize the XP partition so I can't do dual boot, and it would blow away the exiting boot loader.
How would you go about backing up the recovery boot loader and partition?