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Okay, so I had 2 partitions on my hard drive, 1 Vista 64 (installed first) and I just installed XP 32 bit on the second partition. I had to do a boot recovery with my Vista CD to get my Vista boot back. When I boot the computer the boot manager does not give me an option to boot to XP.

Is there anyway I can configure my boot manager to allow me to boot from either XP or Vista?

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Google a utility called Easy BCD. It will allow you to set a default boot OS.
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Well Vista shows lists the OS installations and boot options, but it does not list XP. It seems that the Vista Boot Manager over wrote the XP one and does not see it anymore.
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That's what happened...the recovery re-wrote the MBR.
Try a third party Boot manager....
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Originally Posted by pbpenguins412 View Post
Google a utility called Easy BCD. It will allow you to set a default boot OS.
That worked! Thanks.
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No problem - had to solve this problem when I set up my dual-boot as well.
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