Dual boot menu @ startup

By Zan.exe
Mar 2, 2007
  1. OK, new problem. I have searched high and low ALL DAY for how to add Vista to my boot.ini file. I know how to access it, and tried to write a syntax for loading Vista, but when I select it at startup, it goes blank and stays there. I can select XP fine and it works. The only info that showed up on searches show how to use BCDedit in vista, or how to add previous versions of windows, because Vista doesn't use boot.ini anymore. No one expects me to dual boot XP onto a PC with vista. Here is my boot.ini file:

    [boot loader]
    [Operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate" /fastdetect
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    As I understand it you have to modify the BCD of Vista to dual boot.

    "The boot manager for Windows Vista runs first to determine which operating system to start.
    Therefore, if you want to boot to the older operating system, you must set the default order to
    the older operating system in the BCD (The Boot Configuration Data) store.
    You can adjust the boot menu timeout to your needs.

    For more information, see How to change the default operating system entry.

    You can use http://www.vistabootpro.org/ to modify the BCD

    Does that sound like what you want ?
  3. Zan.exe

    Zan.exe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, Ill Check It Out
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