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    Dual Boot - how to specify the default OS?

    I've recently re-partitioned my hard drive to make room for a new install of Vista RC1.

    I was running XP MCE and now have a dual boot with the option of XP and Vista, however, Vista is the default selected option.

    Can I change that so XP is the default OS?

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    Boot into Vista, open a command shell and type
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    bcdedit /default {466f5a88-0af2-4f76-9038-095b170dc21c}
    There are a few friendly GUI BCD editors around. I use VistaBootPro

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    So vista is now accepting dual boots and doesnt see it as a breach of security? Or is that just because its another microsoft OS?
    Last edited by UKMuFFiN; 20-09-2006 at 04:50 PM. Reason: bad grammar

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    You need admin privileges on the XP install in order to mess around with Vista's files.

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