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Windows 7: Always get windows boot manager on startup

12 Aug 2009   #1
PJs

XP and 7
 
 
Always get windows boot manager on startup

I had XP with '03 media center edition. I installed win7 over XP, so I was not expecting that every time I now turn on win7 computer I always get the windows boot manager and have to choose win7 to continue booting up. Is there a way to fix that so it does not come up anymore and just starts up on its own. I realize that even if I do not click it, it is already highlighted and will start up on its own after the countdown is done, but I was wanting to know if there was a way to fix that altogether. Thanks!

Should also mention that on msconfig and boot menu, the only one listed is the Win7 OS system and is default.


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12 Aug 2009   #2
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PJs View Post
I had XP with '03 media center edition. I installed win7 over XP, so I was not expecting that every time I now turn on win7 computer I always get the windows boot manager and have to choose win7 to continue booting up. Is there a way to fix that so it does not come up anymore and just starts up on its own. I realize that even if I do not click it, it is already highlighted and will start up on its own after the countdown is done, but I was wanting to know if there was a way to fix that altogether. Thanks!

Should also mention that on msconfig and boot menu, the only one listed is the Win7 OS system and is default.
That's the way it is supposed to work.

The Win 7 'Boot Manager' screen is good for you:
Note that one of the options, besides booting Win 7 is to hit 'Tab' and select the 'Memory test'.

If and when you run into difficulties with the boot process not 'going forward',
you might want to check your on-board ram, assuming that you've been lucky enough to get that far.

Others may tell you how to eliminate the screen from popping up, but
I would strongly advise against that.
Instead, change the default 'wait' time to maybe 3 or 2 seconds, depending upon how intolerable the wait period is to you.

The wait period is easily changed by running 'bcdedit' from the command line.
If you're uncomfortable with that, I believe there's a GUI program that others might suggest... bcdedit or something like that, which has to be "installed", I understand.
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12 Aug 2009   #3
PJs

XP and 7
 
 
okee doke

okay, the reason I asked is because I installed win7 on my laptop as well, which had the same version of XP on it that the PC did, and it does not give that boot screen at all. It works just like all my other computers have, just showing the windows login screen instead. I will try lessening the time. Thanks!


UPDATE: It is actually in msconfig on the boot tab where you change the time.

For those who may have this issue too, and want to solve it. Click on windows icon button in start bar and type in msconfig in search box. Click on msconfig and then choose the boot tab. To the right is a timeout box that has 30 seconds, change to what you want. You can check box to make settings permanent if you want. It will then have you reboot. Cheers!
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31 Oct 2009   #4
mannedmodule

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
There is an alternative!

I have had a similar experience, and I find the count-down screen annoyoying even if that is how it was intended to work. I can immagine a few people will find it annoying too. Incidentally the behavior is different if you install Win 7 over XP but by booting direct from the Win 7 upgrade CD instead of loading Win 7 CD from an active Win XP session. After I found the above behaviour annoying, I suspected that the upgrade behaviour might be different if I start the upgrade by booting straight from the Win 7 upgrade CD so I did just that with my second Win XP PC and it works perfectly - no count-down screen!. Note that XP was already installed on the partiction you are upgrading (yes even though it is supposed to be a clean install) otherwise there is a chance the 'upgrade' may fail or Win 7 may refuse to activate after that - just my thinking.

As for my first PC with the cout-down behaviour - does anyone know Microsoft built-in fix to get rid of this countdown and have windows 7 start normally like other clean installs? I do not want to run some third party patch or work-around! I do not see the point of the boot menu as it is not really possible to boot with Win XP after the 'upgrade' even though the 'windows.old' folder is still hanging in there.

Any ideas. folks?
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31 Oct 2009   #5
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Type in MSCONFIG into the start/ Search and click on it, it will be on the top of the Menu screen, click on Boot, and change the TIMEOUT to 5 seconds, I hope this helps.
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31 Oct 2009   #6
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

The proper way to fix this is to use BCDEdit (or other editor) and remove the XP menu item altogether. By lowering the time, you are still leaving the bad menu item.
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05 Nov 2009   #7
dcf6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I purchased a new laptop with windows 7 pre-installed on it. I also get the boot manager screen on every reboot, but no countdown. I've even gone into msconfig as suggested and changed the countdown from 30 to 5 seconds and still no countdown (although I got an annoying beep on the hp screen that precedes boot manager on the first restart following this change). Any ideas?
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05 Nov 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

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