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'msconfig' in Vista?


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#1 sk8ie_boi

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 07:35 PM

Does anyone know how I can get to the startup configuration panel?? previously accessable from typing 'msconfig' in 'run'. But since the new window doesn't do dis.. anyone know how I can get dere??..

Also, after installing Vista on a separate partition, how do I run my original WindowsXP?? (that is on the original primary partition) .. cuz there's no option at the start for me to pick which OS to start in..

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#2 Nirvelli

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 10:53 PM

click Start>Computer
then Tools>Folder Options
then click the "View" tab, scroll down and uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)"
Say "yes" to the warning
Open the partition with Vista on it
right-click "boot.ini" > properties
un-check "read-only"
click OK
open boot.ini
it should look something like this:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Longhorn" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT /USENEWLOADER
Don't worry if it doesn't look like that, just copy the whole thing and post it here.

#3 Grinler

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 04:09 PM

You can copy msconfig.exe from a XP machine and it will work under Vista

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:53 PM

From the Start menu, click All Programs and click Accessories.
Click Run. A Run window (command prompt) appears.
Type msconfig in the Open field and click OK.
If Windows needs your permission to continue, click Continue. The System Configuration Utility opens




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