Add XP to Vista Boot Menu

By wjk25 ·

I installed Vista Business in a computer with two hard drives. XP is on one hard drive and Vista is on the other. I can access the XP drive from Vista but I cannot find a way to add XP to the boot menu of Vista. The only way for me to get back into XP is to change the hard disk startup priority via the BIOS.

Does anyone know a way to add XP to the Vista startup menu without reformatting and installing Vista and XP on the same hard drive? I really don't want to have to use Grub or any other boot loader.

Thanks for the help,

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Here is an option

by pfqarg In reply to Add XP to Vista Boot Menu

http://apcmag.com/5485/dualbooting_vista_and_xp I know it is harder adding XP to Vista, you can try this. I hope this work for you, let me know

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To add xp on vista boot menu

by abdulk2005 In reply to Add XP to Vista Boot Menu

Edit the bcd file of vista(BCD means the boot.ini file )

Follow these steps in vista.

Right click on computer >> properties >> click on advance tab >> click on settings next to start up and recovery >> edit the time to display the operating system to 10- 15 seconds >> click on apply.
Boot the PC you might see the xp option for you.

Let me know if this works, if not I will provide you command next time which should resolve in one go.

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