boot.ini switch

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by hadi, Apr 26, 2005.

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  1. hadi

    hadi Guest

    Hi all
    I’m using dual boot XP (Finnish/English)
    What is the switch “NoExecute=OptIn” for
    and why it is absent in the second line
    the switch is not mentioned here
    hence my question. Thanks in advance

    [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Pro Finn" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Pro ENG" /fastdetect
  2. bch

    bch Registered Member

    Oct 3, 2004
    Rochdale, UK
  3. nick s

    nick s Registered Member

    Nov 20, 2002
    Hi hadi,

    The info in the Winguides link you posted is dated March 2003, which is well before the release of XP SP2. If you have updated your English version of XP Pro to SP2, then you can manually add the /NoExecute=OptIn
    switch to your boot.ini file, but it is not required. From bch's link:

    "If the /noexecute=policy_level setting is not present in the boot entry for a version of Windows which supports DEP, the behavior is the same as if the /noexecute=OptIn option was included."

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