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How to get back to single boot after making it dual boot with Vista ??

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    jigarmehtam​scit

    Hi,

    I installed the beta version of vista available before sometime on MSDN, and made my computer dual boot (Windows XP was already there on c:\; vista was intalled on G:\)

    Now, I want to remove the beta version of vista from the harddisk and freeup that space. My boot up menu shows me Vista and Earlier OS (which might live somewhere on C:\boot.ini - as per the legacy tradition.. but if I see the boot.ini, it says,
    ;
    ;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
    ;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
    ;

    I tried looking at BCDEDIT.exe but could not find anything by which I can remove the Vista Entry safely  (and after that, i will format the g:\ where i installed the vista, i think that will clean it and thats what i want.. i can not take risk of putting my XP system at risk !!)

    Any help appreciated !!

    Regards,
    Jigar

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    jvs_ca

    See: 

    Installing and uninstalling Vista Beta for dual-boot with XP

    :OWarning: I didn't test it yet. Make a backup first of your XP partition.

    Enjoy!

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    figuerres

    jigarmehtamscit wrote:
    Hi,

    I installed the beta version of vista available before sometime on MSDN, and made my computer dual boot (Windows XP was already there on c:\; vista was intalled on G:\)

    Now, I want to remove the beta version of vista from the harddisk and freeup that space. My boot up menu shows me Vista and Earlier OS (which might live somewhere on C:\boot.ini - as per the legacy tradition.. but if I see the boot.ini, it says,
    ;
    ;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
    ;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
    ;

    I tried looking at BCDEDIT.exe but could not find anything by which I can remove the Vista Entry safely  (and after that, i will format the g:\ where i installed the vista, i think that will clean it and thats what i want.. i can not take risk of putting my XP system at risk !!)

    Any help appreciated !!

    Regards,
    Jigar


    http://www.vistabootpro.org/

    used it on two pc's w/o any problems...

    install, pick options, done.

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    jigarmehtam​scit

    Hey,

    Thanks for the solution.

    VistaBootPro is a very good piece of software. It shows BCDEDIT is so complex that some third party develops very good GUI tool to manipulate with it.

    Anyways, it works for me.


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    figuerres

    jigarmehtamscit wrote:
    Hey,

    Thanks for the solution.

    VistaBootPro is a very good piece of software. It shows BCDEDIT is so complex that some third party develops very good GUI tool to manipulate with it.

    Anyways, it works for me.




    yeah a tool like that should have been built to ship with vista, and like the pro networks tool it should install on xp for the same reasons....

    Smiley

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