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9. Boot-Up Hacks > 94. Hack the Windows NT/2000/XP Boot Loader

Hack the Windows NT/2000/XP Boot Loader

Customize what and how you boot using the BOOT.INI file .

The BOOT.INI file was introduced with Windows NT and lives on through Windows 2000, XP, and 2003 as a means to provide preboot reference to where the operating system is located and control over which operating system will be used. It allows users to select the DOS environment or the Windows NT environment (which does not support many of the applications and direct hardware access that DOS does). BOOT.INI can also be modified to support the addition of another drive that has an operating system installed (perhaps unknown to the operating system on the first/original disk drive), giving you multiboot support to a non-Microsoft OS.


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