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Old 11-08-2006, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Dual Boot Vista And XP ????

hey im using partition magic to create another 20gb primary partitition so that i dont have to format then i was going to install vista however i was wondering how i can make it so that it boots XP first instead of vista by default. also if i want to delete vista do i just delete use partition magic to make it part of the c: drive again? TIA


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I just ran into this, as I too am installing Vista as a secondary OS.
When you install Vista, you'll be prompted after BIOS to select which OS to boot to. As for making one default, I don't think that's a good idea, but you should be able to go into "my computer/properties/advanced tab/startup and recovery "settings" button... and you can select default OS and time delay.
As for deleting Vista, the easiest way is to delete the partition, and run recovery console from the XP install cd. Once in recovery console, type "fixmbr" and press [enter]. It'll ask you if you are sure... type "y".
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