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    XP-Windows Dual Boot

    I installed a copy of RC 1 on a separate, clean Hard Drive (D<img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>. My "real" windows 98SE is on C:. When the machine starts I must select XP or Windows but the default is XP. How can I edit BOOT.INI to reverse this selection? I'd like the default to be Windows 98.

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    Re: XP-Windows Dual Boot

    On the basis it is similar to W2K:

    Right_mouse My Computer
    Properties | Advanced | Startup & Recovery

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    Control Panel | System

    Boot.ini should be read only - you can alter it with a text editor, but it is probably safer to go the 'proper route'.

    ** if the above doesn't work, a search for 'dual boot' from Start | Help should show you how.

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    Re: XP-Windows Dual Boot

    Wow. That fixed it. Thank you so much.

    Of course, for now, I'd just as soon remove XP in toto but wouldn't have a clue as to what to remove from my "real" Windows 98 C: drive. If I removed some of those files like boot.ini and God knows what else, it is sure to screw something up.

    As I said before, I put XP on a completely separate hard drive but obviously some changes had to be made to the existing files. I've searched everywhere I could think to find an uninstall/deinstall process to no avail. Guess there is no way to back this truck up without jack knifing the whole rig! <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

    Thanks again,
    Al

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    Re: XP-Windows Dual Boot

    Check out <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=2000&Number=56124&page=0&vi ew=collapsed&sb=5&o=0&part=> Removing Dual Boot</A>.
    This is in the Windows 2000 board, but the process is the same.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: XP-Windows Dual Boot

    That should do the trick. Thank God for WOPR and the great folks with the answers who "live" here.

    Al

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