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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Windows Vista skips Windows XP

Windows XP is no longer showing up as an option in the boot menu after you installed Vista?
Vista boots right up without asking to boot into Windows XP?
Vista looks like it has replaced Windows XP?
Can't select to boot into windows XP after installing windows Vista?

Well then, you'll need to install this software in Vista. EDIT: NO LONGER FREE :(


What you have to do is:

  1. Install the software
  2. Make a backup of your boot manager (using the software)
  3. Now create a new entry for a OS, give it a name and most importantly select the drive letter that you have install Windows XP on (open up My computer in Vista to see the drive letter)
  4. Save or apply the entry and re-boot and try
Should be pretty simple, if not post a comment and I guess I'll make a proper tutorial lol.

Pretty much what has happened is Windows Vista runs a newer boot manager than Windows XP and if the drive letters are screwed up, you might not have windows XP in the boot menu and hence vista will boot by default.

So by making a new entry you are creating a option in the boot manager to check the drive letter X for example, and then boot from there when selected.

1 comment:

  1. Windows vista:

    Vista OS: Drive C
    XP OS : Drive D

    Windows XP:

    Vista OS: E
    XP OS: Drive C

    That is always annoying, but I guess the OS your running should always be C as some programs are hard-coded to install into CD or by default anyways.