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I have a pc  with a hard drive with 2 partitions,

C: which contains XP Pro

D: Which Contains Vista

I want to modify the Boot Menu so i can Have it say

"Windows XP Pro SP2"

"Windows Vista Business Edition"

Instead of

"Earlier Versions of Windows"

"Windows Vista Business Edition"

I thought that it would be as simple as modifying the Boot.ini file, but i cant find it...

Does Vista use a different type of boot file? IIRC Boot.bak is in the C: dir and D: dir

Is that the new "Boot.ini"  or am i just missing something?

thanks!

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I have a pc  with a hard drive with 2 partitions,

C: which contains XP Pro

D: Which Contains Vista

I want to modify the Boot Menu so i can Have it say

"Windows XP Pro SP2"

"Windows Vista Business Edition"

Instead of

"Earlier Versions of Windows"

"Windows Vista Business Edition"

I thought that it would be as simple as modifying the Boot.ini file, but i cant find it...

Does Vista use a different type of boot file? IIRC Boot.bak is in the C: dir and D: dir

Is that the new "Boot.ini"  or am i just missing something?

thanks!

It is in Boot.ini.

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I don't know if Vista still uses Boot.ini, but if it does it'll be hidden away... open a command prompt and go to the root of the drive you found boot.bak in and type:

attrib boot.ini -r -s -h

Then you should be able to open and edit it in notepad. Once it's edited, save it, then go back to the command prompt, change to the root of the drive you found boot.ini (or boot.bak, since boot.ini will probably be in the same place) in and type:

attrib boot.ini +r +s +h

Try rebooting, see if it worked, if not then it Vista probably doesn't use that method.

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