I have a computer running windows xp with a failed installation attempt to Windows 8. Apparently my hardware does not support windows 8 and I want to revert back to XP.
When I boot up my computer, I now get a menu with two options: Windows Setup and Earlier Versions of Windows. If I pick "Earlier versions of windows", my XP instance starts up successfully. However, I only get 2 seconds to make a decision between the different options.
I looked in my XP's boot.ini file and there is no mention of Windows Setup or "Earlier Versions of Windows". The XP boot.ini file only shows XP.
Where do I go in XP to disable the Windows 8 boot menu or make it default to "Earlier Versions of Windows" instead of Windows Setup. Note that my Windows 8 does not start so I can't use bcedit.