I had Windows 98 and Windows XP. Then I installed Linux (SUSI) - so every time while I switch on my PC the Booting/OS option comes and within few seconds Linux is started if I don't choose windows. Now I want the default option to be Windows instead of Linux. Please tell how to do that.
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Re: How to make default booting OS as Windows XP
In the run box type msconfig now up the top select startup. Now you will see your operating systems to select your default and you can also choose how many seconds it will be displayed for. Cheers from Scott please dont forget to vote
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Because, Linux is upgrade & so power_full operating system. U already have Win98 & WinXP. If install Linux, previous window not work in same computer, because she (Linux) is ONE. Means, she operate whole computer or system, no more windows chance anytime. Maybe, u install 98 & XP running window time.
On the same machine, Windows does not tolerate second OS. Ont the other hand you can install any number of OS' if it is a Linux machine. The trick is to install Windows first and then install Linux etc. The Linux boot manager will tolerate Windows and others and incorporate then with itself. But vice versa is not possible.
Regarding on your problem, the main issue their is the booting problem of XP after you delete the fedora operating system. That's common problem especially when the computer are in dual boot OS then you delete the other OS. Now, the reason why it usually fall into this problem its just because the XP is your core OS then you install Linux Fedora inside in XP so whatever changes you have done in fedora particularly deleting Linux OS inside XP affects the overall performance of your XP and eventually if you delete the Fedora without proper unistallation process done by Linux OS then the Boot Loader of your XP will also corrupt or delete that's the main cause of boot failure in your XP OS. Now the best solution there is to repair your XP by inserting the XP CD Installer and boot the CD to repair your OS or you can reinstall the XP OS without formatting the storage to prevent the lost of your data that has not yet already copyed a back up.
Please do this recommendation to save and restore your XP.
Try installing first the windows xp.Make two apartments and install the
Xp on the one.The other one format it,boot with the linux cd and try to
install it to the empty apartment.Be sure that your system supports the
linux kernel because some of the CPU brands don't support the linux OS;S.
Anyway, normally when installing any SO lets you select the partition where you want to install the SO. Select the partition belonging to the USB External HD, and do everything else normally.
You must have in mind that you will lose everything in the USB HD, and that using it this way the OS will work only when the HD is plugged to the same PC, it may work with a different PC with different hardware but the SO will install the new drivers for the new hardware.
That's why I recommend you to use linux, check this out www.pendrivelinux.com/
Yes, you can have multiple OS's on the same hard drive, and partition. I've seen it and have done it before to my machines. You can choose at the boot menu which one you want (when installed), and can run Linux or XP, Vista, Mac OS... my personal favorite is a small OS called "SliTaz". It's a light, Linux-based OS that is very functionable to the user.
Don't try to edit the xp boot.ini or the vista bootloader. It only leads to other problems and headaches.
Try this first: Take note as to which drive has vista on it, put your vista installation cd in the drive and let it boot to the "installation window", then choose "repair", then "startup repair." Make sure you choose the drive that already has vista on it. Let that run and when it re-boots you should then be given a choice to boot to vista or "other windows".
There is also a (free) program called EasyBCD. Download that, read the directions and have at it.
If none of that works, you'll have to do a clean install. Install XP on one drive first, then Vista on the second drive in that order. The Vista bootloader will pick up the XP. However, XP is NOT forward compatible and will not recognize the Vista bootloader. Make sure that you don't have any flashdrives or media cards plugged in before doing the install.
Another approach would be to shrink the Vista volume, creat a new partition, then install Linux Ubuntu that partition. Linux will detect all of the OS's and create a boot menu. Unfortunately, you'll lose about 5 gigs to the Linux OS and it's swap partition, but then, you get to goof around with Linux :-)
My guess is that when installing XP the option to format using NTFS was accepted. You should get a (Windows 98) DOS start floppy/CD and re-partion and format the drive before booting Linux install from CD/DVD
This is a little difficult but it can B done :) Firstly I dunno if ya need to re-format ya drive? perhaps first ya could try to "Repair" of Win98? If that doesn't work,then, perhaps ya may have to re-format. If the Win98 is on a SEPARATE drive or Partition this also makes a difference....
Basically ... repair/re-install win98, then do a repair of ya Boot menu for XP, as Win98 sets up an incorrect Boot up for XP, and thus must be "Fixed" so XP will boot & show a Dual boot menu..
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