Boot to earlier version


S

Smokey Bear

I put in a 40 GB hard drive to try Vista. I was then afforded the
opportunity to boot to either XP or Vista.

Susequently I decided that I didn't want to continue with Vista. I dumped
it and formatted the HD to use it for other purposes.

Now when I boot up I still have to select "boot to an earlier version of
Windows" from a DOS screen.

How can I get rid of this screen and boot straight into XP.

Thank you

R Nadon
 
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B

Brian A.

Right click MyComputer.
Click Properties > Advanced tab > Startup and Recovery Settings button > System
Startup Edit Button.
Maximize Notepads window.
Under "Operating Systems" delete ONLY the line that contains the Vista information.
If Vista is set as the default OS to boot under "Boot Loader", change the line to
match everything before the equal (=) sign on the XP line.

You should be left with similar to below. Depending on the disk and/or partition
will vary with multi disk/partition setups.
[boot loader]
timeout=3
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP Professional" /noexecute=optin
/fastdetect

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
 
S

Smokey Bear

Thanks Brian A for your speedy response

Here is what I see in notepad.
Could you recommend what I change here.

Thank you

R Nadon
;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN


Brian A. said:
Right click MyComputer.
Click Properties > Advanced tab > Startup and Recovery Settings button >
System Startup Edit Button.
Maximize Notepads window.
Under "Operating Systems" delete ONLY the line that contains the Vista
information.
If Vista is set as the default OS to boot under "Boot Loader", change the
line to match everything before the equal (=) sign on the XP line.

You should be left with similar to below. Depending on the disk and/or
partition will vary with multi disk/partition setups.
[boot loader]
timeout=3
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP Professional"
/noexecute=optin /fastdetect

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


Smokey Bear said:
I put in a 40 GB hard drive to try Vista. I was then afforded the
opportunity to boot to either XP or Vista.

Susequently I decided that I didn't want to continue with Vista. I
dumped it and formatted the HD to use it for other purposes.

Now when I boot up I still have to select "boot to an earlier version of
Windows" from a DOS screen.

How can I get rid of this screen and boot straight into XP.

Thank you

R Nadon
 
R

Ricky

Have a look here..
http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/1341/removing_windows_vista_bootloader_startup

Smokey Bear said:
Thanks Brian A for your speedy response

Here is what I see in notepad.
Could you recommend what I change here.

Thank you

R Nadon
;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
Edition" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN


Brian A. said:
Right click MyComputer.
Click Properties > Advanced tab > Startup and Recovery Settings button >
System Startup Edit Button.
Maximize Notepads window.
Under "Operating Systems" delete ONLY the line that contains the Vista
information.
If Vista is set as the default OS to boot under "Boot Loader", change the
line to match everything before the equal (=) sign on the XP line.

You should be left with similar to below. Depending on the disk and/or
partition will vary with multi disk/partition setups.
[boot loader]
timeout=3
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="XP Professional"
/noexecute=optin /fastdetect

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


Smokey Bear said:
I put in a 40 GB hard drive to try Vista. I was then afforded the
opportunity to boot to either XP or Vista.

Susequently I decided that I didn't want to continue with Vista. I
dumped it and formatted the HD to use it for other purposes.

Now when I boot up I still have to select "boot to an earlier version of
Windows" from a DOS screen.

How can I get rid of this screen and boot straight into XP.

Thank you

R Nadon
 
J

John John

You have to dislodge the Vista Boot loader from the boot sector. Insert
your Vista DVD in the drive then start a Command Prompt and issue the
following command, x is the DVD drive letter:

x:\Boot\Bootsect.exe –NT52 All

Do you have a Windows XP CD? If the above fails you will have to boot
to the Recovery Console and issue the Fixboot command.

John
 
W

WTC

Smokey said:
I put in a 40 GB hard drive to try Vista. I was then afforded the
opportunity to boot to either XP or Vista.

Susequently I decided that I didn't want to continue with Vista. I
dumped it and formatted the HD to use it for other purposes.

Now when I boot up I still have to select "boot to an earlier version
of Windows" from a DOS screen.

How can I get rid of this screen and boot straight into XP.

Hi Smokey Bear,

If you have the Windows Vista DVD then use the DVD to remove the
Windows Vista Dual Boot Screen.

Start Windows XP and when you are at your desktop then insert the
Windows Vista DVD. Open a Command Prompt (Start > run > cmd.exe)

Type the following in the Command Prompt.

E:

Note: If your DVD Drive has a different drive letter than E then
replace E with your DVD Drive letter.

cd boot

bootsect /nt52 SYS
 
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