It’s a bit tricky than the recent post.
There are 3 methods also that I’ve discovered so far
Steps to take using VistaBootPro ( by ScorpioSoft )
1- you have to make another entry into the menu with Vista being your legacy OS to boot from
2- restart the system, go to XP and copy the ‘boot’ map from your XP partition over to the Vista partition.
3- also copy all the boot files from the XP partition to the Vista Partition.
4- after that you have to set the Vista partition to ‘Active’ using ‘Computer Management’.
5- restart the pc and remove the XP partition from your HD.
6- now start your pc and if everything works ok you boot Vista from the Vista partition
Update: I tried to move the Vista partition to the beginning of my HD but that didn’t worked So for know I went back to XP (had a Ghost image ). Maybe the best way is to make 1 partition and do a clean install (without XP) on my PC.
Steps to take using EasyBCD 1.7 ( by Computer Guru )
Grab yourself a copy of EasyBCD 1.7.
EasyBCD | Add/Remove | Windows XP | Add Entry
Reboot, viola! all done!
Steps to take using Vista DVD ( by William Wilson )
Restart your computer with either Vista CD 1 or your Vista DVD in the drive, if you don’t you will be prompted to pick an operating system. Once into setup, choose repair console from the first screen (not install).
Now the last option is for a DOS prompt, pick that.
A DOS prompt appears, and type the following:
*this will essentially remove XP from the Vista bootloader
*this will check that XP is no longer present in Vista’s boot.ini
Restart and XP is history.
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