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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    Remove Vista Beta 1 Bootloader

    1. Open command.com in your Windows XP/2000 Install.
    2. Go to the root of your C: drive (as defined in your Windows XP/2000 Install).
    3. Key in cd boot to navigate to the boot directory.
    4. Key in fixntfs -xp -all and hit enter.
    5. Reboot.

    Optional Step: If you're really cautious, or just want to be entirely Longhorn-free, grab your XP/2000 Installation CD and copy ntldr and ntdetect.com to your C: drive and overwrite the originals.

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    There you go, your original XP/2000 Boot sector is restored!

    http://board.iexbeta.com/index.php?showtopic=54454

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    Alternate method:

    Recovery Console also works as well by doing fixboot with the windows XP cd.

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    can you clarify.

    why do users need to do this/

    is there problems installing xp if you install vista?
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    The reason you'd need to use this is if you installed this with XP as a dual boot, Vista Beta adds a new bootloader. If you want to go back to the XP style bootloader after you've removed Vista beta, the procedure above will take care of that.

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