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Old 08-23-2004, 06:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2 operating systems' problem

I have several partitions in my HD. I recently installed winXP in my PC.I decided to do a whole new installation in a different partition to my previous operating system.After installation I formated the previous operating system's partition but i had a problem.After boot two oparating systems are available WINDOWS and WINDOWS XP.Only winXP are installed. Does anyone know how to clear this WINDOWS text from the boot in order to boot automatically in winXP?

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Old 08-24-2004, 09:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This should do the trick:

1. Go to [Control Panel -> System]
2. Switch to Tab "Advanced"
3. In section "Startup and Recovery" click "Settings"; a new window appears
4. In section System Start up, there's an option
"Time to display list of Operating Systems:"; set the value in the field next to it to 1 second.
5. Confirm changes by clicking "OK" in this windows and in Systems window.

List of Operating systems will probably flash too fast for you to even notice it (and even if you do, it will only happen for a fraction of a second).

You COULD totaly remove the entry of the first Operating System (by clicking "Edit..." instead of modifying the value) but I don't want you do mess something since you can render your system unbootable which is a totaly new problem (but not unsolvable).

This should satisfy you.

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Old 08-25-2004, 07:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. It was very satisfying.
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