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I have the same problem with dual boot Windows 7 and XP Pro

\015 I also installed the bata version of windows 7. I removed the operating system from my computer, but still have the dual boot option at startup. I tried to remove Windows 7 from my boot.ini file, but the only file I have is boot.ini.backup.\015\012\015\012Did any of you have a solution for the other guy that had this problem?\015\012\015\012Thank you\015

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Boot.ini is a hidden system file. To edit it you will need to 'see' it. Open Windows Explorer and go to the local disk C:. Click on Tools and then on Folder Options. Click on View in the next window and scroll down until you find 'View hidden system files' and mark that. Close the windows until you are back the the view of C:. You should be able to see boot.ini. If not, press F5 to refresh the screen. Right click on boot.ini and choose Open. Make the modification you want and the save and close the file. When you have finished, repeat the step above and clear the mark to view the hidden files. That will help prevent system files from accidentally being deleted.

Good luck and please let me know how it works out for you. ~ Spoem
To find the actual boot.ini file you will have to make hidden operating system files visible. To do this, open a folder such as My Computer then go to Tools>Folder Options. Within the new window that appears, select, "View" at the top. Now scroll down just a little ways and un-check, "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)." Now press OK.

Afterward open up My Computer (if it isn't already open) and double-click on your C:\\ drive to look at its files. Within this region you should find the file named, "boot.ini."

NOTE: I do not recommend editing this file, as one mistake could corrupt your installation of Windows preventing you from starting Windows successfully. If you do edit the file, you do so at your own discretion and I in no way am responsible for any damages you cause through editing the boot.ini file.

Hopefully that's the information you were after. If not, let me know and I'll see if I can assist you further.
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