Re: Remove OS Choice during bootup



Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Hi Joe,

Options:

Go to Start/Run and type in: msconfig
Then go to the Boot.ini Tab and click on Check All Boot Paths. If you
receive a warning about a duplicate path: Do you want to remove, choose
yes.

Or...

Right click the My Computer icon/Properties/Advanced/Startup and
Recovery/Settings/System Startup/Edit.

How to Edit the BOOT.INI File in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q289/0/22.asp

Added info by M. Stevens:

I have two installations of XP on the same partition, how do I remove the
one I don't need?

Boot to the desired version of Windows XP you want to keep. Making note of
the position in the boot menu. This will be important when you edit
boot.ini.

Open a command prompt * and type " echo %windir%" without the quotes. This
will give you the current Windows folder you are using.

From Explorer, delete the folder containing the installation you want to
remove. The original install folder is usually called Windows and subsequent
folders will be derivatives of Windows or Winnt.

From System Properties [Winkey+Pause/Break] > Advanced Tab > Statup and
Recovery > Settings > Edit.
Select the Edit button and from notepad, first backup boot.ini, by going to
File; Save As and rename boot.ini. to something like boot.inibak.

Remove the line referencing the installation not chosen; you made note of in
step one.
Set timeout=0 so the system boots directly into Win XP (you will not get the
boot menu).
Save As boot.ini & Exit.

Reboot.


--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"JoeO" <jp3bless_NoSpam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eed8B8MVFHA.4092@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>I have both WinXp and Win2000 in the same same system. When I boot up I am
> given a choice to select either WINXP or Win2000. I would like to get rid
> of
> having to select between the two OS and have the system boot straight
> WINXP.
> I already got rid of WIN2000 yet I am still given the option of selecting
> between either two OS. What do I need to to have the system boot straight
> to
> XP?
>
> Thanks in advance
>
>

JoeO
07-10-2005, 12:21 AM
Thank you all... worked perfect

"Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi Joe,
>
> Options:
>
> Go to Start/Run and type in: msconfig
> Then go to the Boot.ini Tab and click on Check All Boot Paths. If you
> receive a warning about a duplicate path: Do you want to remove, choose
> yes.
>
> Or...
>
> Right click the My Computer icon/Properties/Advanced/Startup and
> Recovery/Settings/System Startup/Edit.
>
> How to Edit the BOOT.INI File in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q289/0/22.asp
>
> Added info by M. Stevens:
>
> I have two installations of XP on the same partition, how do I remove the
> one I don't need?
>
> Boot to the desired version of Windows XP you want to keep. Making note of
> the position in the boot menu. This will be important when you edit
> boot.ini.
>
> Open a command prompt * and type " echo %windir%" without the quotes. This
> will give you the current Windows folder you are using.
>
> From Explorer, delete the folder containing the installation you want to
> remove. The original install folder is usually called Windows and
subsequent
> folders will be derivatives of Windows or Winnt.
>
> From System Properties [Winkey+Pause/Break] > Advanced Tab > Statup and
> Recovery > Settings > Edit.
> Select the Edit button and from notepad, first backup boot.ini, by going
to
> File; Save As and rename boot.ini. to something like boot.inibak.
>
> Remove the line referencing the installation not chosen; you made note of
in
> step one.
> Set timeout=0 so the system boots directly into Win XP (you will not get
the
> boot menu).
> Save As boot.ini & Exit.
>
> Reboot.
>
>
> --
>
> All the Best,
> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>
>
> "JoeO" <jp3bless_NoSpam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:eed8B8MVFHA.4092@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> >I have both WinXp and Win2000 in the same same system. When I boot up I
am
> > given a choice to select either WINXP or Win2000. I would like to get
rid
> > of
> > having to select between the two OS and have the system boot straight
> > WINXP.
> > I already got rid of WIN2000 yet I am still given the option of
selecting
> > between either two OS. What do I need to to have the system boot
straight
> > to
> > XP?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> >
>
>

Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
Most welcome, Joe. Glad to hear it and thanks for letting us know. :o)

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"JoeO" <jp3bless_NoSpam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23l5F7DiVFHA.3152@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Thank you all... worked perfect
>
> "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:OtBxCVeVFHA.3544@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Joe,
>>
>> Options:
>>
>> Go to Start/Run and type in: msconfig
>> Then go to the Boot.ini Tab and click on Check All Boot Paths. If you
>> receive a warning about a duplicate path: Do you want to remove, choose
>> yes.
>>
>> Or...
>>
>> Right click the My Computer icon/Properties/Advanced/Startup and
>> Recovery/Settings/System Startup/Edit.
>>
>> How to Edit the BOOT.INI File in Windows XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q289/0/22.asp
>>
>> Added info by M. Stevens:
>>
>> I have two installations of XP on the same partition, how do I remove the
>> one I don't need?
>>
>> Boot to the desired version of Windows XP you want to keep. Making note
>> of
>> the position in the boot menu. This will be important when you edit
>> boot.ini.
>>
>> Open a command prompt * and type " echo %windir%" without the quotes.
>> This
>> will give you the current Windows folder you are using.
>>
>> From Explorer, delete the folder containing the installation you want to
>> remove. The original install folder is usually called Windows and
> subsequent
>> folders will be derivatives of Windows or Winnt.
>>
>> From System Properties [Winkey+Pause/Break] > Advanced Tab > Statup and
>> Recovery > Settings > Edit.
>> Select the Edit button and from notepad, first backup boot.ini, by going
> to
>> File; Save As and rename boot.ini. to something like boot.inibak.
>>
>> Remove the line referencing the installation not chosen; you made note of
> in
>> step one.
>> Set timeout=0 so the system boots directly into Win XP (you will not get
> the
>> boot menu).
>> Save As boot.ini & Exit.
>>
>> Reboot.
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> All the Best,
>> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>>
>> Troubleshooting Windows XP
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>>
>>
>> "JoeO" <jp3bless_NoSpam@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:eed8B8MVFHA.4092@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> >I have both WinXp and Win2000 in the same same system. When I boot up I
> am
>> > given a choice to select either WINXP or Win2000. I would like to get
> rid
>> > of
>> > having to select between the two OS and have the system boot straight
>> > WINXP.
>> > I already got rid of WIN2000 yet I am still given the option of
> selecting
>> > between either two OS. What do I need to to have the system boot
> straight
>> > to
>> > XP?
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>


Re: Remove OS Choice during bootup