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Microsoft Whistler Personal in boot options on clean XP install

Posted on 2004-09-24
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Hello

I have just repartitioned & formatted the drive on a HP Pavilion 750n
I have installed a new full version of XP Pro
When I reboot the computer I am given two boot options:

Windows XP Pro and
Microsoft Windows Whistler Personal

I have done a lot of computers and have never seen this.
What is Whistler and how did it get there and how do I get rid of it.

Thanks
Les
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 250 total points
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Hello lesfazekas =)

goto Start>Run>msconfig>Boot.ini
Does the entry for Microsoft Windows Whistler Personal is listed there
if Yes then click on Check All Boot Paths
does it give u the choice to remove it coz its invalid
remove it from there
restart ur machine and now check ??
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by:lesfazekas
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Thank you - it worked perfectly
But just how did it get there in the first place?

Thanks
Les
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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well..... who knows,,,, may be HP put it there before or....

btw here is the information abt this OS >> http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/whistler_beta1.asp
its surprising, that if u were not using it, how did it came there :-?
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