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Windows 7: Simple Prob, technically XP

13 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
Simple Prob, technically XP

I figured I'd throw this in the off-topic section since it's technically an XP OS I'm dealing with... My laptop runs XP sp3 Media Center Edition. I was messing with an iso from my dad's XP Professional disc, mounted it, and tested to see if I could boot to the setup fine. It did, but this wasn't the computer it was intended for, so I stopped and have resumed everyday business on MCE.

I've unmounted the iso, but now every time I boot up, I get a black screen asking if I want to boot from MCE or the Pro setup. It's defaulted to Pro Setup & chooses that automatically after a few seconds. Just, really annoying. I don't know how to get rid of this setup option now... =/

(I've since learned that testing should only really be done virtually, and have since learned how.)
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13 May 2011   #2


The setup has added another boot menu line to C:\boot.ini. You should be able to open this file(hidden) with notepad, remove the offending entry line, save, reboot. The entry for XP Pro should be gone now.
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13 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1

Ah, the boot.ini. That's it. Thank you so much, I've gotten it set straight. =)

Just deleting the entry manually though turned the 2nd (still default option) into simply "Windows (default)." I turned up this page, thanks to your keyword my vocabulary had forgotten: How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP
From the cmd prompt I changed the default and that cleared it all up. Thanks again!
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