Vista does not use Boot.ini at all - except when "previous version of
Windows" is chosen from the OS menu. It also does not use NTLDR or
NTDETECT.COM. All 3 of these files can be deleted from your System
Partition (typically Drive C:, but not always). I assume that you also have
already deleted WinXP's entire \Windows folder tree, since that also is now
Since you are familiar with bcdedit.exe, you can use it to remove the entire
entry for "Windows Legacy OS Loader" from the BCD.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8089.0726) in Win7 Ultimate x64
"Alan LeHun" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In article <eiC9B7gyKHA.3264@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>,
> firstname.lastname@example.org says...
>> Click start, type msconfig and hit the <enter> key. Click continue at the
>> UAC prompt. Go to the boot tab, select the correct boot line and then
>> as default'. Click on the unwanted one and delete it. Click apply/ok and
> Thanks Rick.
> I misreported the original problem however, in that the
> offending setup entry was actually for XP which I no longer
> use. I think the problem lies with the boot.ini file on my root
> drive which I 'believe' I can just delete and be done with.
> (I'm using only vista atm)
> Alan LeHun