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Windows 7: remove unwanted boot-up OS choice

07 Jul 2011   #1
tpd15

Win 7 64 bit
 
 
remove unwanted boot-up OS choice

Hi

(My first post, so be gentle, please! )

A few months ago I installed Jolicloud OS as an experiment (stupid me). I installed it onto a flash drive just so as not to mess up anything on my hdd. Anyway, when I tried to uninstall it the process failed (I later just reformatted the flash drive), but I am left with having to choose between Win7 & Jolicloud during boot up.

I have been into the Windows boot manager and JC isn't even listed, but at least I was able to set Win7 to the default so that it auto-choose that instead of JC. (I followed basically this procedure).

Can anyone tell me how to remove this boot-up menu?

thanks!
Toby.


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07 Jul 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I've always done it using msconfig under the boot tab you can just delete os's listed there.

Assuming it is windows generating the boot prompt.
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07 Jul 2011   #3
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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07 Jul 2011   #4
tpd15

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

That's where I was, and only Win7 is listed (see pic), but I definitely get the choice at boot.

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07 Jul 2011   #5
Maguscreed

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set the timeout to zero. If that doesn't do it you'll need his app because it's likely not windows making the prompt.
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07 Jul 2011   #6
ryo

 
 

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07 Jul 2011   #7
gregrocker

 

You'll also want to cleanly delete the boot listing from EasyBCD Edit Boot OS menu or it will remain in the BCD. Install Easy from link in post #3.
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08 Jul 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How to uninstall Jolicloud OS:
How do I uninstall Joli OS? : Jolicloud Help Center

How to Restore the boot menu:
Use the commands FixMbr & FixBoot in this tutorial:
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows

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12 Jul 2011   #9
tpd15

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Theog,

Thanks for the pointer -- I gave it a look, and I don't have the installation disk (I am pretty sure), but the ability to write a new boot record looks useful. Also, I had originally followed those same instructions that you linked to uninstall JoliCloud OS. But it failed, and left me with an inoperative JC OS.

thanks,
Toby.
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12 Jul 2011   #10
tpd15

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
p5bdkw: Yes. Yes I did want that software! It worked perfectly!! Thanks for the link. Very slick little app there.

thanks,
Toby.
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