Adding XP to boot manager

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MarkSJ

I have Vista installed on a primary drive and Windows XP on a second disk.
Does anyone know how to amend the boot manager in Vista, possibly using
BCDEDIT, so that I can add XP to the choice of OS to load. I don't really
want to reinstall XP and/or Vista again so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks ...
 

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Zack Whittaker

This might help a bit:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/library/85cd5efe-c349-427c-b035-c2719d4af778.mspx

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"MarkSJ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I have Vista installed on a primary drive and Windows XP on a second disk.
> Does anyone know how to amend the boot manager in Vista, possibly using
> BCDEDIT, so that I can add XP to the choice of OS to load. I don't really
> want to reinstall XP and/or Vista again so any help would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks ...
 

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MarkSJ

The article tells me how to do it but I get an error every time I try to
create the {legacy} section.

bcdedit /create {legacy} /d "Windows XP"

I get "An error occured while attempting the specified create operation.
Access is denied".

I am logged in as the local Administrator account. Any help would be
appreciated.

"Zack Whittaker" wrote:

> This might help a bit:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/library/85cd5efe-c349-427c-b035-c2719d4af778.mspx
>
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> Zack Whittaker
> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> that up!
>
> --: Original message follows :--
> "MarkSJ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> >I have Vista installed on a primary drive and Windows XP on a second disk.
> > Does anyone know how to amend the boot manager in Vista, possibly using
> > BCDEDIT, so that I can add XP to the choice of OS to load. I don't really
> > want to reinstall XP and/or Vista again so any help would be appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks ...

>
>
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