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duncan9562 06-24-2004 06:14 AM

windows xp home/pro
 
hi,
My mate had a problem with his copy of xp pro, so we rang a support person..who said we needed to re install xp pro. I did this for him by installing his drive on my computer as a slave as his computer would not boot. I booted my pc....and installed xp pro on his hard drive. I am using xp home. Whenever i boot up my computer it says do i want to run xp pro or home? How can i get rid of this......?

kboy 06-24-2004 07:34 AM

You can go into System Properties, click on the Advanced Tab,Click on Startup & Recovery & select XP home as your default. I'm trying to figure out why you're getting the dual boot option if ya had it on a separate drive as far as XP Pro goes:confused:

duncan9562 06-24-2004 10:08 AM

ok thanks man....well i thought it mite be something in the registry...telling the computer that xp pro was there....but when i load it it just says cannot find...some file.....anyway thanks for your help!

Lone Wolf 06-24-2004 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by kboy
You can go into System Properties, click on the Advanced Tab,Click on Startup & Recovery & select XP home as your default. I'm trying to figure out why you're getting the dual boot option if ya had it on a separate drive as far as XP Pro goes:confused:
Because if you setup/install another Windows OS while booted up in Windows, Windows will actually create a boot.ini file located on the root directory that contains the paths to the different OSes available. You can simply edit that file w/ notepad and delete the line that references XP Pro.

kboy 06-24-2004 03:26 PM

You're right Lonewolf, Now that I think about it. I didn't read the post properly. Didn't see the "Slave" portion. Thought I was losing it there...LOL. Thanks :D

Lone Wolf 06-24-2004 04:16 PM

No prob. It's nice that XP gives you that option ...it's prololy more convenient to do it that way anyway.

duncan9562 06-26-2004 10:16 AM

well i deleted the section in the boot.ini file and its all working fine! Thanks alot you guys!
DuNc


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