how to change partition from system to boot

January 27, 2011 at 17:43:37
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Dell lattitude D531, I have Windows Server 2008 on Drive C:, Windows XP Pro on Drive E:.
The E drive is the boot, and C is the system. I want to change that.

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January 28, 2011 at 10:25:38
Do you get a dual boot menu currently? Which order did you install the operating systems in? If XP then 2008 server, you should have a dual boot menu, and in 2k8 advanced settings you can set the default boot system to what you want.

If you installed the other way round, you won't have a windows boot menu as xp would have wiped out 2k8 boot sector.

If you're using a third party boot manager use it to make what you want default.

(basically you have'nt provided enough information, so I'm what iffing)

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January 28, 2011 at 10:46:10
yobsam you are mistaken in your terms usage.

c: is boot and system for w8k
d: is boot for xp but c: is its system

Remember now in MS speak system is where the boot files reside like boot.ini and ntldr whereas boot is where the windows folder resides.

You can not change drive letters around without a complete reinstall of both systems from scratch. What drive letter is used does not matter anymore.

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January 29, 2011 at 07:25:37
I dont mean to be confrontational, but, I posted just the way it shows up on the computer. d: is dvd/cd-rw drive. When I look in "my computer" under disk management it shows as e: boot, c: is system, just as I posted.

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January 29, 2011 at 07:31:33
I think I see the error of my ways. I installed W2K8 Server, Solaris, (when I couldn't get Solaris to work, it became a hassel trying to always catch it before it went to Solaris, I decided to remove it. That, I think was the big fault. I have some periph's that won't work with anything newer than XP, so I wanted to install xp), deleted the Solaris Partition then installed XP. I get no dual boot menu.

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