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XP will not boot from Vista boot menu.

  1. #1


    BCCO1239 Guest

    XP will not boot from Vista boot menu.

    I installed Vista b2 (public) as an upgrade from XP, but can't get back into
    XP and need to. When I select "Earlier Version of Windows" and hit enter -
    the screen goes to black and nothing happens. Any ideas?

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  2. #2


    Charlie Drake Guest

    Re: XP will not boot from Vista boot menu.

    BCCO1239 wrote:
    > I installed Vista b2 (public) as an upgrade from XP, but can't get back into
    > XP and need to. When I select "Earlier Version of Windows" and hit enter -
    > the screen goes to black and nothing happens. Any ideas?


    Did you install Vista as an upgrade to XP or a clean install to a new
    partition.


    Charlie

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  3. #3


    bcco1239 Guest

    Re: XP will not boot from Vista boot menu.

    Installed as upgrade.

    "Charlie Drake" wrote:

    > BCCO1239 wrote:
    > > I installed Vista b2 (public) as an upgrade from XP, but can't get back into
    > > XP and need to. When I select "Earlier Version of Windows" and hit enter -
    > > the screen goes to black and nothing happens. Any ideas?

    >
    > Did you install Vista as an upgrade to XP or a clean install to a new
    > partition.
    >
    >
    > Charlie
    >


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  4. #4


    Joe727 Guest

    Re: XP will not boot from Vista boot menu.

    Then you overwrote XP with Vista.

    Joe

    "bcco1239" <bcco1239@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:38A95DCF-B781-4644-99C2-97FF9F58B084@microsoft.com...
    > Installed as upgrade.
    >
    > "Charlie Drake" wrote:
    >
    >> BCCO1239 wrote:
    >> > I installed Vista b2 (public) as an upgrade from XP, but can't get back
    >> > into
    >> > XP and need to. When I select "Earlier Version of Windows" and hit
    >> > enter -
    >> > the screen goes to black and nothing happens. Any ideas?

    >>
    >> Did you install Vista as an upgrade to XP or a clean install to a new
    >> partition.
    >>
    >>
    >> Charlie
    >>




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  5. #5


    bcco1239 Guest

    Re: XP will not boot from Vista boot menu.

    Ouch. That'll leave a mark. Thanks all.

    "Joe727" wrote:

    > Then you overwrote XP with Vista.
    >
    > Joe
    >
    > "bcco1239" <bcco1239@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:38A95DCF-B781-4644-99C2-97FF9F58B084@microsoft.com...
    > > Installed as upgrade.
    > >
    > > "Charlie Drake" wrote:
    > >
    > >> BCCO1239 wrote:
    > >> > I installed Vista b2 (public) as an upgrade from XP, but can't get back
    > >> > into
    > >> > XP and need to. When I select "Earlier Version of Windows" and hit
    > >> > enter -
    > >> > the screen goes to black and nothing happens. Any ideas?
    > >>
    > >> Did you install Vista as an upgrade to XP or a clean install to a new
    > >> partition.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Charlie
    > >>

    >
    >
    >


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  6. #6


    Charlie Drake Guest

    Re: XP will not boot from Vista boot menu.

    bcco1239 wrote:
    > Installed as upgrade.


    Then you reformat your drive, then use the XP backup image you made
    before installing Vista to restore XP, or you unplug the HDD you
    installed Vista on and plug your original XP HDD back in.

    Sorry but it is not possible to undo Vista without reformatting and
    re-installing XP, says so on the tin and in numerous posts throughout
    this NG, the Windows Vista Download site does say

    "DO NOT INSTALL ON A PRODUCTION PC"

    Hope you made backups.

    Charlie

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