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Windows 7: how to disable dual boot


11 Aug 2011   #1

Windows7 - 64 bit
 
 
how to disable dual boot

okay ...now i installed Win 7 ...but there are too boot .... one its ...windows 7 ...and other windows earlier/previous version .....and i have to select windows 7 to get started ....any idea how to disable dual boot and set only windows 7 boot??

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11 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Contol Panel->System->Advanced System Settings. There is StartUp and Recovery click Settings.
In default OS select Windows 7,and uncheck Time to display operating systems.
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Now you're default os will be Windows 7.You'll don't need to choise XP or 7.


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11 Aug 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

It sounds like you installed Windows 7 to another partition with the old OS still on the HD, creating a Dual Boot.

Post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map, using Snipping Tool in Start menu, and we'll take a look.
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11 Aug 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

msconfig > Boot tab. Delete the one you don't want.
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11 Aug 2011   #5

Windows7 - 64 bit
 
 

is this what you asked?
when clicked boot tab i could only see windows 7 here in msconfig ..... but its dual boot .... i think if i click windows earlier version during boot, nothing wont happen cus i did not install earlier one properly (it was XP).....but it shows ...


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11 Aug 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Is XP still installed on D or E, or did you install over it on C?

As it isn't listed on msconfig>Boot tab, install EasyBCD 2.02 (older versions are free now) and delete all but Windows 7 on the Edit Boot Menu tab.
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12 Aug 2011   #7

Windows7 - 64 bit
 
 

man!! ....you are really helpful ...... is there anything you cant do???
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26 Nov 2012   #8

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
How to remove harddrive with win XP

Hi, I have quite similar problem as described above.
My old IDE harddrive with windows XP on it is in bad condition... so I decided to replace it with new one. I bought new SATA drive. On this I installed new Windows 7 Ultimate. The instalation of Windows 7 was made from the windows xp interface with choice "new instalation on new drive". Then I shutdown the PC, remove the old harddrive, change the BIOS setting to boot from the new drive then run PC.. but nothing happened, only black screen. Then I put the old hardrive in returned the bios changes and the computer worked. But on windows startup revealed the menu with choices Win XP and Win 7.
With advice written above I installed EasyBCD 2.0.2 and edit the bootloader also made the H: partition with Windows 7 active&bootable. Now the PC boots straight to Windows 7 without revealing the menu. But my problem is that always when I try to remove the old noisy harddrive PC won't start. I see only black screen.
Probably on partiton C: on old harddrive there is some files which are needed to boot the Windows 7.
Could somebody help me? (and sorry for my english)
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26 Nov 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Why would you run an install from another OS? Are you not aware that you are to boot the DVD to install Windows 7?

You should also unplug any other HD's so they do not derail the Windows 7 boot files from it's HD.

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk mgmt drive map with listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu. attach using paper clip in reply box.

Where did you get Ultimate? How is it activated?
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21 May 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Open EasyBCD and go to (Edit Boot Menu) and Check on (Skip Boot Menu)
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