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recovering windows XP Home edition

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hubman48, Apr 4, 2004.

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  1. hubman48

    hubman48 Thread Starter

    Apr 4, 2004

    Recently my son installed windowsXP Professional on my computer,and told me I could use either home edition or professional.My problem is on rebbots it shows both are installed on my PC but I can't seem to access my old home edition.do you think you could advise me on how to access it
  2. Dan O

    Dan O

    Feb 13, 1999
    You need to modify your BOOT.INI.

    To access it open System, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.

    To manually edit the boot options file, click Edit. Microsoft strongly recommends that you do not modify the boot options file (boot.ini). Doing so may render your computer unusable.

    We can assist you but we will need you to post some information about your PC.

    How many hard drives do you have, how are they partitioned, and where are the two version of Windows XP installed? Also post the current BOOT.INI and we can make suggestions what needs changing.
  3. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    You can look at the boot.ini but I bet both point to the same location, which is why you can only access the latest one that was installed.
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