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May 15, 2010 8:21:36 AM

Hi! guys,
Is there any way i could dual boot xp with W7 with Xp as default boot.

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May 15, 2010 11:05:28 AM

I don't think any of you understood my question.
I have Win7 and Win Xp installed in dual boot.
So, when i switch on my desktop it asks me to choose between two OSes to boot into and highlites the higher OS version(W7) as default. What i want is to highlight Win Xp and boot into it as default. :)  Please tell me there is a way to do that :)  please ;) 
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May 15, 2010 11:17:17 AM

Jonmor68 said:
That's an easy one, click on start type "msconfig" in the search bar without the quotes, you will see a pop up with that file name on it, click on it, select the boot tab, click on the line containg XP, set as default will now be active, select apply OK and exit. Done.



thanks ;) 
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May 15, 2010 11:18:12 AM

That's an easy one, click on start type "msconfig" in the search bar without the quotes, you will see a pop up with that file name on it, click on it, select the boot tab, click on the line containg XP, set as default will now be active, select apply OK and exit. Done.
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May 15, 2010 11:35:39 AM

@Jonmor : not working
on W7 when i go to msconfig it only shows W7 as the boot option and on Win Xp, msconfig shows only a couple of line in boot.ini including timeout period :( 
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a b $ Windows 7
May 15, 2010 11:40:48 AM

How are you selecting which OS to boot?
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May 15, 2010 11:45:57 AM

Jonmor68 said:
How are you selecting which OS to boot?


Power on the system -> computer gives me two options -> Lower version of windows and Windows 7, with windows 7 highlited and shows a time out of 30 sec to change from W7 to lower version of windows
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May 15, 2010 11:47:50 AM

what i need is that the computer should ask me the same thing with Lower version of windows highlited.
So that if i do not select any option it directly boots into xp not W7
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a b $ Windows 7
May 15, 2010 11:51:43 AM

You must have more then one OS listed in the boot option even if one does not specify XP, there has to be 2 lines otherwise you would not have a boot choice, or are you using a third party utility?
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a b $ Windows 7
May 15, 2010 11:55:52 AM

Can You copy and paste the contents of the boot file in W7.
No you can't.
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a b $ Windows 7
May 15, 2010 12:01:31 PM

Here's mine.

Windows 7 (F:Windows) : Current OS; Default OS
Microsoft Windows Vista (C:\Windows)
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a b $ Windows 7
May 15, 2010 12:13:28 PM

Do you happen to have EasyBCD or BCDEdit installed on XP or W7?
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May 15, 2010 12:13:47 PM

No. I was thinking of buying vista boot loader if that can help me
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May 15, 2010 12:18:51 PM

I think i got my answer from u :) 
EasyBCD. Thanks a lot :-*
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a b $ Windows 7
May 15, 2010 12:19:22 PM

Download and install EasyBCD, that will fix your boot problems it's free.
I still can't figure how i's dual booting.
http://www.intowindows.com/download-easybcd-for-windows...
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May 15, 2010 12:22:13 PM

sworoop1990 said:
I think i got my answer from u :) 
EasyBCD. Thanks a lot :-*

Any time mate, good luck.
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May 15, 2010 12:22:58 PM

Best answer selected by sworoop1990.
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