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Solved: Failed upgrade to Win8 ... how to get rid of boot choice "Windows Install"?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by aboonah, Dec 17, 2014.

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  1. aboonah

    aboonah Thread Starter

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    I tried to update a WinXP computer to Win8.1. The installation failed (longstory...not worth repeating).

    Now at boot the screen appears offering the choice to boot to Windows Install or to the previous Windows Installation. The Windows Install is the default, so someone has to be ready to make the choice for the previous Windows installation, or the system will try to boot to the failed install. That causes a crash and an endless cycle of attempts until someone happens along to intervene and select the other choice. So if the power fails or an update installs, the machine goes into that endless cycle unless someone is present.

    So how do I get rid of the Windows Installation choice. I've checked the boot.ini file...it's not there. There's got to be a way to go back to booting directly to the original XP OS. But I'm stumped.

    Any ideas? Thanks In Advance.
     
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  3. aboonah

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    EasyBCD was the answer.

    Thank you for the tip.
     
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    You're welcome. :)
     
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