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Windows 7: Multiple Win7 showing in boot manager

31 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise
Multiple Win7 showing in boot manager

I'm setting up new pc's for my office. I've created a reference pc and created a wim file. I next deploy the image to another (identical) pc by doing this:
  • booting to winpe disk
  • typing diskpart
  • selcting the volume
  • typing "clean"
  • creating a primary partition
  • format quick fs=ntfs
  • active
  • assign letter=c
  • then going to the cd drive and typing imagex/apply d:\win7img.wim 1 c:\
  • after it dumps the image on the drive I type bcdboot c:\windows /l en-us
  • wpetuil reboot
after it boots it shows the windows boot manager and under the "choose an operating system" it has Windows 7 listed twice. I can choose one and once into windows I go into msconfig boot tab. It shows the first Windows 7 at c:\windows and then second Windows 7 at \windows (no c:\). Weird!

Is there any way I can avoid having to go in and delete the second listing? I'm setting up roughly 650 pc's and will go crazy if I have to do it to each one.

Any help is appreciated!

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31 Mar 2011   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Delete the bcd entry from the wim image.

Simplest way is to mount the image,you can use this:

Then borrow this :

click Open - browse to the boot folder in the mounted image [Click Boot Config>Open ], pick up BCD - highlight the \windows entry, and select Remove Entry [Click Edit >Remove Selected Entry].

[ The boot folder you are looking for is the hidden system folder - pale yellow - I am sure you know that - just for the benefit of anyone else who sees the thread ]

Then unmount with commit.

After you apply the image,typing bcdboot command you are already doing will put the fresh entry in - the c:\windows one.

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