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Windows 7: Removing Windows 7 from boot menu

10 Jun 2009   #21
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XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
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.
Again, that's for Windows 7. He's running XP only. Windows 7 was deleted.


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10 Jun 2009   #22

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

Post #10 people! The same method used when deleting Vista from an XP/Vista dual boot is used for an XP/7 dual once 7 is removed. (gosh the thought of removing 7 for XP is unbearable here! )

Simply boot up from the XP install cd, press R on the second screen for the repair option to arrive at the recovery console, log onto the detected XP installation as admin, and type Fixboot and Fixmbr at the command prompt followed by typing "exit" to watch the system restart and XP startup as it should! Quick solution!
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10 Jun 2009   #23
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Not as quick and easy as my solution (presuming .net framework 2.0 is installed).

Yes folks we are indeed on page 3
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10 Jun 2009   #24

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
Yes folks we are indeed on page 3
LOL. If people keep repeating their posts it will go on a lot longer.

Markland and antalgebra now have plenty of choices.
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10 Jun 2009   #25

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
Not as quick and easy as my solution (presuming .net framework 2.0 is installed).

Yes folks we are indeed on page 3
Couldn't go much further we covered just about all the ways of doing it.
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10 Jun 2009   #26

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

With 7 removed you simply see the XP mbr rewritten. It's that simple! You boot upto the recovery console, log in as admin, type 2 commands, and call it a day.

The alternate method not even necessary but in case someone is worried would be performing a repair install on the present XP installation http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
which would automatically rewrite all that as part of the process.

That would be a large waste of time however since typing in two basic commands is all that's needed.
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10 Jun 2009   #27

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Well, there you go - is it going to make 4 pages
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10 Jun 2009   #28

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

markland All you need is seen at one MS page.

FIXBOOT

fixboot drive name:
Use this command to write the new Windows boot sector code on the system partition. In the command syntax, drive name is the drive letter where the boot sector will be written. This command fixes damage in the Windows boot sector. This command overrides the default setting, which writes to the system boot partition. The fixboot command is supported only on x86-based computers.
FIXMBR

fixmbr device name
Use this command to repair the MBR of the boot partition. In the command syntax, device name is an optional device name that specifies the device that requires a new MBR. Use this command if a virus has damaged the MBR and Windows cannot start.

Warning This command can damage your partition tables if a virus is present or if a hardware problem exists. If you use this command, you may create inaccessible partitions. We recommend that you run antivirus software before you use this command.

You can obtain the device name from the output of the map command. If you do not specify a device name, the MBR of the boot device is repaired, for example:
fixmbr \device\harddisk2
If the fixmbr command detects an invalid or non-standard partition table signature, fixmbr command prompts you for permission before it rewrites the MBR. The fixmbr command is supported only on x86-based computers.
Description of the Windows XP Recovery Console for advanced users
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10 Jun 2009   #29

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Will it make 5 - EDIT: looks like page 6 is on .
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10 Jun 2009   #30
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

night hawk, why would you have him do all that...it does take a while for the text mode portion of XP setup to run...instead of downloading and installing a 750kb file and clicking a couple of buttons? I've done it myself and it's painless.
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