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Fix for 2 Boot Menus When Dual Booting With Another OS RRS feed

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  • This will get you down to only 1 boot screen.

    It is really easy: On my system my main drive has two partitions. One for XP
    and the other for Vista.

    My XP installation is on C: and my Vista installation is on F:

    I copied the F:\Windows\System32\winload.exe (Vista Installation) file to
    C:\Windows\System32 (XP Installation)

    Then I edited the boot.ini file as follows:

    Original boot.ini:
    [boot loader]
    timeout=10
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
    Edition" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=ALWAYSOFF
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Longhorn"
    /NOEXECUTE=ALWAYSOFF /FASTDETECT /USENEWLOADER

    New Boot.ini:
    [boot loader]
    timeout=10
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home
    Edition" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=ALWAYSOFF /USENEWLOADER
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Longhorn"
    /NOEXECUTE=ALWAYSOFF /FASTDETECT /USENEWLOADER

    As you can see I just added the /USENEWLOADER switch to the XP Installation.

    Friday, February 16, 2007 11:19 AM