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Hello,

 

Could you give me the instructions for Windows XP? The msconfig boot tab is different from the Vista one..

 

Thanks

 

Now I don't have an XP machine that's running a dual boot but... Unlike Vista or Windows 7, you need to edit your BOOT.INI file in order to blow away the Windows 7 boot info from login.

 

From XP

Click Start, Run (Or click Windows Key + R)

 

Now Type in notepad c:\boot.ini

 

Notepad will open up. Delete the line under [Operating Systems] that references your Windows 7 Install.

 

Be sure however BEFORE you do this that your Windows XP install is your Default partition. Here is mine for example:

 

[boot loader]
timeout=15
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /PAE /NoExecute=OptIn

 

Make sure DEFAULT= points to your XP install otherwise when you reboot you going to have issues since you just deleted the line for windows 7 and that's your default ;)

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