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Windows 7: Removing Windows 7 from boot menu


10 Jun 2009   #11

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
"fdisk /mbr"? Fdisk is the old dos partitioning tool for Fat based versions(9x-ME).

To see the XP installation return to it's original configuration you would boot upto the recovery console by using the "press R for repair" option while booting from the XP disk to reach that.

Once you are logged on as administrator when selecting the XP installation detected you simply use the "fixboot" and "fixmbr" commands and restart the system for a normail XP startup.

You won't be able to remove the boot folder the 7 installer placed there unless you can take ownership as well as gain the permissions needed to uncheck the read only box in the properties. But you will no longer be booting from the bootmgr but XP's ntldr file and boot.ini configuration.
Lol yeah copy/pasted wrong line, should have proof read. Wait what? is "fixboot" not for fat as well? i must have fat on the brain tonight that's all i can think of now fat fat fat.

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10 Jun 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

No the two commands "Fixboot" and "Fixmbr" at the recovery console will see the boot information rewritten and new mbr entries created for XP. The fdisk /fixmbr command can only be used when booting up from an MS Dos boot floppy.

"To fix the boot sector, start the computer with a MS-DOS system disk and run the following command:
fdisk /mbr" That's an extract from the MS page on boot viruses where you use the old dos command at this late. How to Protect Boot Sector from Viruses in Windows
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10 Jun 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate b.7127 x86 (vLited)
 
 

You can also do what Captain Zero said, but additionally set the time to choose to 0 seconds.
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10 Jun 2009   #14

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowZ View Post
You can also do what Captain Zero said, but additionally set the time to choose to 0 seconds.
Ok now that i have had some sleep the fat is gone . You can't do what captain zero said because that edits the boot.ini and the Windows 7 entry is not in there it is in the BCD. So the OP would need either to do what you suggested with the correct commands of course or use bcdedit or if you prefer a gui then Easybcd.
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10 Jun 2009   #15
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

No he can't. What captain zero posted was wrong since Windows 7 had been removed.
The Windows 7 boot options do not appear in the XP Startup and Recovery options.

Geez folks. 2 pages of posts when I gave him the simplest, fastest method on post #2.
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10 Jun 2009   #16

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
No he can't. What captain zero posted was wrong since Windows 7 had been removed.
The Windows 7 boot options do not appear in the XP Startup and Recovery options.

Geez folks. 2 pages of posts when I gave him the simplest, fastest method on post #2.
Yes but antalgebra was asking how to do it with out Easybcd.
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10 Jun 2009   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

My recommendation was based on the OP being able to login to XP - which is stated in the first post.
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10 Jun 2009   #18
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
Yes but antalgebra was asking how to do it with out Easybcd.
Your right. My bad. Sorry
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10 Jun 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

The simplest way is go to the start menu and type msconfig and hit enter and delete the entry in the boot tab and select the default OS and Apply then reboot, problem solved.

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10 Jun 2009   #20

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Put Vista or Win 7 dvd in the drive .

Open cmd prompt ( or use run) type

DVDDRIVELETTER:\Boot\Bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force.

Restart - bootmgr won't appear and will boot directly into XP.
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