Dual Boot Default OS to boot

Acer Aspire one aod250-1116 netbook
November 9, 2009 at 05:43:10
Specs: Windows XP Professional

I have Windows XP on one partition and Windows Vista on the other (500GB Hard drive).

At startup the default operating system to boot is Vista, eg: after 30 seconds vista boots.

How can I have XP to boot instead of Vista, without choosing it from the keyboard?

Thank You in advance.

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November 9, 2009 at 05:52:47
See if it works if you right click My Computer,
then Properties,
then Advanced tab,
then Settings... button under Startup and Recovery.
Then you will see what you want to change at the top.

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November 9, 2009 at 10:07:17
Thank You for your reply.

I've just tried doing that, but it only shows one operating system, XP!

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November 9, 2009 at 17:10:24
Vista is in control of the boot selection - XP will only know about XP. You have to make the change in Vista.

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November 9, 2009 at 17:37:13
Great, Worked a treat my Friend, Thanks very much, really appreciate it.

I have a bluetooth keyboard and mouse connected which do not let me choose the operating system on startup. So everytime I need XP to startup first, I have to connect my usb keyboard, then select xp, then disconnect the usb keyboard. The bluetooth keyboard/mouse are accessible on xp logon screen.

This saves me a lot of hassle changing keyboards everytime I start the pc.

Thanks again CHUCK2 and RAMBLER, very greatful to you guys.

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November 12, 2009 at 15:32:28
I hope you're going to use all this saved time to do something useful! Glad you're sorted out now. Thanks for updating us.

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