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At present, my dual boot startup has XP as the default in preference
to my other OS, win98se. Hence, if I switch on and get distracted, XP
nips in before I can move the cursor in favour of win98se.

Does anyone know if it is possible to swap the default.
 
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Go to Start > Run and type: MSCONFIG , and hit enter.
Click on the BOOT.INI tab, then click on "Move Down"
and Apply.

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx

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"John" wrote:

| At present, my dual boot startup has XP as the default in preference
| to my other OS, win98se. Hence, if I switch on and get distracted, XP
| nips in before I can move the cursor in favour of win98se.
|
| Does anyone know if it is possible to swap the default.
 
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Close,

Highlight the desired entry, then click "set as default".

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <cnfrisch@nospamgmail.com> wrote in message
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> Go to Start > Run and type: MSCONFIG , and hit enter.
> Click on the BOOT.INI tab, then click on "Move Down"
> and Apply.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
>
> Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "John" wrote:
>
> | At present, my dual boot startup has XP as the default in preference
> | to my other OS, win98se. Hence, if I switch on and get distracted, XP
> | nips in before I can move the cursor in favour of win98se.
> |
> | Does anyone know if it is possible to swap the default.
 

john

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"Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote:

>Close,
>
>Highlight the desired entry, then click "set as default".


Thanks, guys.

Mission accomplished after spotting that I needed to go back to
general tab to set as default and after I had coped with XPs (over-?)
protective response to changes - someday I guess I might have cause to
bless it.

As an old 95 and 98 campaigner, I'm finding xp's method confuses me at
times - like when someone asks you if you're 'sure' too many times and
you change your mind just to get rid of their over-solicitous
attitude. After all, the basic things, like msconfig, are still there
and, for good or evil, I'm used to a more straightforward and less
'precious' way of managing them.

Ah well, give it time. At the moment, I'm enjoying myself simply
seeing how many of may existing 98 apps, like this one (Agent), will
run from xp, simply by running the existing (98se) .exe file and not
reinstalling. This is why I was so keen to keep FAT32 throughout by
partitioning the end of my HDD and installing xp into it rather than
offer xp an empty section of hdd when xp then offers on FAT and NTFS -
a curious thing for it to do, to my mind.

Sorry, this is OT, but it seems like you guys, on this ng, are keeping
a friendly eye on my progress - for which I'm hugely grateful.
 
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Hi John,

No problem, migrated from W98 myself in these support roles. You'll find
that many of the applications will still run, some need a tweak or updated
file, some need compatibility mode (tried that yet?). More complex programs
will still require installing (things like word processors, etc.). For those
that simply won't, there are always virtual machines. The biggest issue is
usually with proprietary programs written for peripheral hardware (scanners
are a big one in this area), the makers simply do not want to provide
updated support, they would rather you just bought new peripherals.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"John" <nospam@plusnet.com> wrote in message
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> "Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote:
>
>>Close,
>>
>>Highlight the desired entry, then click "set as default".
>
>
> Thanks, guys.
>
> Mission accomplished after spotting that I needed to go back to
> general tab to set as default and after I had coped with XPs (over-?)
> protective response to changes - someday I guess I might have cause to
> bless it.
>
> As an old 95 and 98 campaigner, I'm finding xp's method confuses me at
> times - like when someone asks you if you're 'sure' too many times and
> you change your mind just to get rid of their over-solicitous
> attitude. After all, the basic things, like msconfig, are still there
> and, for good or evil, I'm used to a more straightforward and less
> 'precious' way of managing them.
>
> Ah well, give it time. At the moment, I'm enjoying myself simply
> seeing how many of may existing 98 apps, like this one (Agent), will
> run from xp, simply by running the existing (98se) .exe file and not
> reinstalling. This is why I was so keen to keep FAT32 throughout by
> partitioning the end of my HDD and installing xp into it rather than
> offer xp an empty section of hdd when xp then offers on FAT and NTFS -
> a curious thing for it to do, to my mind.
>
> Sorry, this is OT, but it seems like you guys, on this ng, are keeping
> a friendly eye on my progress - for which I'm hugely grateful.
 
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On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 10:31:10 +0000, John wrote:

> As an old 95 and 98 campaigner, I'm finding xp's method confuses me at
> times - like when someone asks you if you're 'sure' too many times and
> you change your mind just to get rid of their over-solicitous
> attitude.

<nodding head in agreement>
Many of us that moved over from Win9x were in the same boat when we started
with XP. Most of the UI is familiar but there is a bit of a learning curve.
The "gotchas" that I ran into were often little things: a setting tick here
or there or a familiar menu moved to another screen. Hang in there. It
should get better with time. ;)

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
 

john

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"Rick \"Nutcase\" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote:

>Hi John,
>
>No problem, migrated from W98 myself in these support roles. You'll find
>that many of the applications will still run, some need a tweak or updated
>file, some need compatibility mode (tried that yet?).

No, thanks for the suggestion.

>More complex programs
>will still require installing (things like word processors, etc.).

Word Perfect did

> For those
>that simply won't, there are always virtual machines.

Hmmm, have to find out about that, too.

>The biggest issue is
>usually with proprietary programs written for peripheral hardware (scanners
>are a big one in this area), the makers simply do not want to provide
>updated support, they would rather you just bought new peripherals.

Scanner and printer (Both fairly new Epsons) required running the
driver software but there were no problems. Biggest surprise was the
absence of trouble with my cardbus USB2 converter (I run a quite old,
USB1.1 Toshiba notebook, but run my external DVD writer and 2400 dpi
scanner on USB2). When I write 'no problems' I mean I didn't have to
lift a finger.

Many thanks to all.