How to change the boot system (Vista vs. XP)


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Carlos

Hi
I have a laptop with 2 HDs running Windows vista. I installed Windows
XP on the second HD hoping to be able to use both. But now my machine
boots directly on XP and won't run any of the applications installed
under Vista. As I have a tight deadline, I need a quick solution to
make my machine boot on vista again (I'll deal with the dual boot
issue later).
Thanks!
Carlos
 
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Bob I

Ask the folks in the Vista group. As you say it work fine in XP, so no
need for a Windows XP solution.
 
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Nepatsfan

Carlos said:
Hi
I have a laptop with 2 HDs running Windows vista. I installed Windows
XP on the second HD hoping to be able to use both. But now my machine
boots directly on XP and won't run any of the applications installed
under Vista. As I have a tight deadline, I need a quick solution to
make my machine boot on vista again (I'll deal with the dual boot
issue later).
Thanks!
Carlos

Scroll down to the VistaBootPro section of this article.

Courtesy of John Barnett, MS-MVP
Install Windows XP On A Machine Already Running Windows Vista
http://vistasupport.mvps.org/install_windows_xp_on_machine_running_vista.htm

You can download VistaBootPRO here.

http://www.vistabootpro.org/

Here's another article you may find helpful.

How to dual boot Vista and XP (with Vista installed first) -- the step-by-step
guide
http://www.apcstart.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 
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John John

Carlos said:
Hi
I have a laptop with 2 HDs running Windows vista. I installed Windows
XP on the second HD hoping to be able to use both. But now my machine
boots directly on XP and won't run any of the applications installed
under Vista. As I have a tight deadline, I need a quick solution to
make my machine boot on vista again (I'll deal with the dual boot
issue later).
Thanks!
Carlos

Several ways of doing this, you can try this, it will work from within
XP: http://www.vistabootpro.org/

John
 
C

Carlos

insert Vista CD.........do a start up repair
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Thanks all for the suggestions. The repair feature in the Vista CD
didn't work for some reason. But I managed to replace xp with vista.
So now I have 2 vistas running on my machine but at least i can run
the previously installed applications by selecting the old vista on
boot.
Carlos
 
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Bruce Chambers

Carlos said:
Hi
I have a laptop with 2 HDs running Windows vista. I installed Windows
XP on the second HD hoping to be able to use both. But now my machine
boots directly on XP and won't run any of the applications installed
under Vista. As I have a tight deadline, I need a quick solution to
make my machine boot on vista again (I'll deal with the dual boot
issue later).
Thanks!
Carlos


Normally, the older OS must be installed first unless you wish to
acquire and use some 3rd-party partition and boot management utility.
(In which case you have to follow the instructions provided by whatever
3rd party solution you select.) However, this KB Article (not for the
faint of heart) explains how to repair the Vista boot process after
installing WinXP:

Windows Vista no longer starts after you install an earlier version of
the Windows operating system in a dual-boot configuration
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919529


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