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Removing Vista from boot?

By Doctor_hv
Mar 23, 2008
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  1. Hi, I have Windows XP and I installed Vista on another partition. Everything worked well, I could load both, no interference or anything...
    Now, I want to sell this PC, with XP on it, so I formatted the Vista partition from my XP, but when I boot, there is option to boot Vista...
    How do I remove this options from boot screen, would formatting C drive and reinstalling XP help?
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,059   +84 Staff Member

    Right click "My Computer" > Properties > Advanced Tab > Startup and Recovery Settings > Edit. You should see a line of text similar to this for XP and then another for Vista:

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

    Delete the entire line for Vista and save the file, reboot and see if it's gone.
  3. Doctor_hv

    Doctor_hv TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 81

    I don't get the line for Vista, only for XP.
    But I'll try and format the HDD and reinstall XP, hope it'll work.
    Thank you man, you are a real good Samaritan ;)
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