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#1 Lil Rizy

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 06:33 PM

Hi everyone

I have xp and vista install as dual boot. Currently I am having problem with vista and unable to login, however xp is working fine. I would like to set xp as default operating system. Is it possible to edit boot.ini in xp to make the changes? I have previously changed default operating system using boot.ini but never with vista. Here is my boot.ini configuration setting. Could anyone please help me make the necessary changes? Thanks

;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 23 August 2008 - 06:56 PM

Hmmm...you may need to post in the Vista section of this website, rather than here in XP-Land.

A number of us have never ventured into Vista-Land sufficiently to answer your question.


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Posted 23 August 2008 - 08:35 PM

As I understand it, you'll need to delete the Vista boot files and then run fixmbr and fixboot from the Recovery Console. But I haven't done this myself, so I'd check out Google for other opinions.
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