I recently installed XP professional, decided I did not like it and switched
back to Home version of XP. Now upon booting up it always asks me which
operating system to use. Is there a way I can permanently delete Windows
XP Professional from the boot menu so It does not prompt me that anymore?
Add/ Remove Programs does not show anything is there to remove
boot menu that prompts you for which
operating system to
log into is built based on information in the boot.ini file, which is located in
the C:\ directory. The first thing that you should do, though, is to make a
backup of the boot.ini file, just in case something goes wrong while you are
trying to go through these steps.
As mentioned previously, the
boot.ini file is located in the C:\ directory. If
you cannot see it there from within Windows Explorer, then you will need to make
sure that you have set your Folder Options view settings to show hidden files
and to not hide protected system files. If you still do not see the boot.ini
file, let me know and I will help you find it.
Click on the Start menu and select the "Run..." option. Type "cmd" and hit
enter. In the Command Prompt (DOS) window that comes up, type "bootcfg /query".
This will give you the current boot.ini information. Make note of the Boot
entry ID(s). Type "bootcfg /delete /ID x", where "x" is replaced with the Boot
entry ID for the entry that points to the Windows XP Professional installation
that you want to remove.
If anything goes wrong during these steps, replace the boot.ini file with the
copy you took of the file at the beginning. Then try the steps again.
Let me know if you need anything else.
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