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Windows 7: How do I remove old XP Recovery Console.

13 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How do I remove old XP Recovery Console.

Hi, Let me first thank you for allowing me to join this forum. I have searched the web for three days for an answer to this small but annoying problem and have got nowhere. I have been installing OS's on my home built computers for over ten years now but this has stumped me. After I clean(custom) installed Win 7 Ultimate on my wife's XP Pro computer I find at boot up that the old XP Recovery Console entry is still on the boot(Win 7) menu. I have tried several partition and boot menu tools but none show the entry to give the option to delete it. I have uploaded a pic to show the folder in Partition Master but is nowhere else to be found. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Cheers



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14 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Can you open up a Command Prompt Window (cmd.exe, run it as an administrator) and type in bcdedit and press enter

Copy the output and post it here
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14 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Zidane24...Mate, thanks but no thanks, have sent the output from bcdedit to 5 Win 7 forums in the last two day's and have not been given a fix that I already have not tried and I'm fed up with it, so, I'll close this thread and just format the hard drive as I should have done in the first place and do a fresh install. Again thanks and Cheers
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14 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cybersnipe View Post
Zidane24...Mate, thanks but no thanks, have sent the output from bcdedit to 5 Win 7 forums in the last two day's and have not been given a fix that I already have not tried and I'm fed up with it, so, I'll close this thread and just format the hard drive as I should have done in the first place and do a fresh install. Again thanks and Cheers
Alrighty then...I am surprised no one gave you a easy fix for it...

Remember that this is the number one Windows Website for Windows 7 so if it can't be found here...it is hard pressed you would find it elsewhere
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23 Jan 2010   #5

Win 7, Win XP, Win 2k
 
 

I think I have an easy fix...

Open "My Computer" and click on the "Organize" tab, select "Folder and search options". When the "Folder option" window pops up click on the "View" tab, and make sure to

CHECK
"Show hidden files, folders etc...)"

AND

UNCHECK "Hide protected operating system files" AND "Hide extensions for known file types".

Next, go into you C: drive, and find the file boot.ini and... well, I made a folder called "Moved boot ini here" and jammed it in it... I rebooted, and yay, multi-boot option gone!

You can also mess with the permissions (so you can save it after editing) and put a ; (semi colon) in front of EACH line. Adding the ; makes that specific command line not work...

;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
;[boot loader]
;timeout=30
;default=c:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT
;[operating systems]
;c:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /CMDCONS

Hope this helps someone
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23 Jan 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL . Since that was back in November - I expect he has reinstalled by now.

He needn't have, it is easy to sort out.
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23 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
LOL .
He needn't have, it is easy to sort out.
I agree. A simple search would have told this person the folder and one or two files in the root directory to delete as well as editing/removing the boot.ini entry.
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