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Cant choose the OS I want to boot into

By maxglover1989
Sep 18, 2008
  1. hiya people, i just installed xp and my vista computer, just find it runs smoother, after completing the installation process it wont let me choose which os i want to boot into, i was wondering if there was anyway that i can get the screen up that allows me to choose whether to boot into vista or xp as i kind of need both of them really, thank you
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. grahama

    grahama TS Rookie

    If you installed XP after Vista you will have removed MBR. Download a program called Easy BCD and this will enable you to rewrite the record. Follow the instructions carefully and you should be OK. I experienced the same problem. The normal thing is to have XP installed first then when you install Vista it takes over the MBR and gives you both choices to boot into.
     
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