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RogerMortimer

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I have just installed a second hard disk with windows 7, having windows XP on the other disk to run older programmes.

 

I can select which disk to boot from by changing priority in BIOS but this is a bit clumsy.

 

Years ago when I first installed windows (3 I think) I wrote an "Autoexec.Bat" file which asked for alternative 1 or 2 at startup.

 

Can I do this now? I cannot remember how I did it.

 

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Lemurian

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Start > Run > input "msconfig" > Boot(.ini) > input the path to the second OS there


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No Boot.ini  Only Win.ini & System.ini


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This looks promising. Skip to the "If your computer is a multiboot configuration...".

http://windows.micro...e#1TC=windows-7


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