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12 Apr 2010  
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 
Boot Options - Remove Manually

How to Remove a Boot Choice via Command Prompt

information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to remove a boot choice when you cannot use a program such as EasyBCD. It's quite simply, but when changing major system settings a backup is always recommend.


warning   Warning
Please note that deleting the wrong boot menu can cause your computer to become unbootable. The only way to rectify this is via the original Windows DVD or recovery disk.


1. - Start an elevated command prompt:
Start > Search for "cmd" > Right click CMD.exe > Run as Administrator

Windows Boot Manager - Delete a Listed Operating System-bootmenu1.png


2. - Run this command:
bcdedit /enum

Windows Boot Manager - Delete a Listed Operating System-bootmenu2.png


3. - In the results from the last command, find the identifier for the boot option you wish to delete.
Windows Boot Manager - Delete a Listed Operating System-bootmenu3.png


4. - Replace {identifier} with that identifier in the following command:
bcdedit /delete {identifier}

Windows Boot Manager - Delete a Listed Operating System-bootmenu4.png

Tip   Tip
If you wish to explore bcdedit more use this command:
bcdedit /?


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