Me again -
I have finally reformatted this piece of junk and I now have a HISSta on one partition - XP on another - programs on another -and everything else on my storage partition.
When it boots up it shows both XP and vista and gives me the choice of which to use, but if I am not at the PC at that moment it always boots up in vista. Is there a way I can change that?
Thanks for any help
Yes it can be changed, IIRC, look in control panel at boot options. I'm working on memory here, so I may be wrong.
I looked under "system - advanced - startup & recovery - settings" in control panel and found that XP is considered the "default" OS, but when it boots up it is vista that is highlighted.
There is a button to edit the startup options file manually
that brings up this:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional (on Volume 1)"
but I don't know what to do with it - and there is no mention of vista. Maybe I have to do it in the vista control panel?
Try using the arrow keys to highlight the O.S. you want to use .
I think the reason your machine reverts to start up in XP, is because the older system must be installed first for a double boot system. so that makes it the default, the best way to find out if you can make Vista your default is to Google your question and it will give you the answer, jmb
Well Mrs Witchy.(Candace) just Google and ask how to make Xp the default boot up system hope it gives you a good answer
That looks a lot like what I suggested, Katzy, but, I've been away from Windoze dual boot for so long, that may offer some more options, so worth a try Witchie.
That looks concise enough Katzy.jmb
This is fixed!
I figured out how to do it when I got up this monring - before I even had coffee
Candace, you've got to tell us what did the trick. Somebody's going to have the same duel boot problem and the search engines will list this KF thread. Did your solution resemble Katzy's link, or did you do something else?
That is exactly what she said, Scholar. Same place, wrong OS.
They sure are and they save a lot of money
Being tight fisted also helps!
The only reason I could see using Hista is so I could go out and get one of those new THREE TB external drives that Western Digital
But I'll just wait until I get a new tower that is running Win 7 instead. I'll just keep my XP until then.