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How to get rid of dual OS choice during boot

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I need help from the experts.I just recently did a quick format under windows and got rid of Vista on a partition in the hard drive.My question is,how do u get rid of the OS choice during boot up so that my laptop just goes straight to WinXp?Thanks.
post #2 of 18
in xp go to start>run>"msconfig" and check under the boot.ini tab. edit as needed (remove vista)
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Wow.That was quick.Will try.Thanks.
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to be a little more precise you should see something like this:

[boot loader]
timeout = (a number)
default = tell which disk and partition to point to
[operating system]
you might have two lines here, one for vista and one for xp, just delete the one for vista and you should be good to go.
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I don't see any other OS other than WinXp.See,the original OS that came with the laptop is Vista.
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please explain a little better the situation. did you or have you dual booted this? or did you just try and install xp over top vista?
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ur situation is not clear... if u got rid of vista how are u able to see it in the msconfig.. have u installed xp yet?
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Isnt there something for this if you
Right click my computer
select properties
select advanced tab
select startup and recovery
then select settings.

as for exactly what to do hopefully someone knows what to select i have to stop here though. I think thats where you want to be
    
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Originally Posted by smokinbonz View Post
Isnt there something for this if you
Right click my computer
select properties
select advanced tab
select startup and recovery
then select settings.

as for exactly what to do hopefully someone knows what to select i have to stop here though. I think thats where you want to be
Only Windows-based OS's work with that.. if you dual boot with Linux, that does no good; edit your boot.ini file
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http://vistasupport.mvps.org/remove_...oot_system.htm

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http://www.google.com/search?q=delet...e7&rlz=1I7GGIK
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