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Windows 7: How do I remove the dual boot option for Win 7 and winXP?

07 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
How do I remove the dual boot option for Win 7 and winXP?

I upgraded from windows XP to window 7 and got stuck with the dual boot setup. All that I need to do is access the boot menu and change it. However I am finding that it isn't as easy to find in windows 7. When I checked MSconfig the only OS listed was windows 7. Still it stops at the beginning and asks the question. I want to keep windows 7 in the boot process and dump XP.

Thanks

Mike

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07 Feb 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Hi and welcome, Mike
Can you please post a screenshot of the full screen disk management window, so that we can understand the situation a bit better ?

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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07 Feb 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Mike, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Before we can give you accurate advice, could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) window showing all of your HDD's layout?

EDIT:
LOL, looks like we are thinking alike today Archie.
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07 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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07 Feb 2012   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Right click on the computer icon and select "manage" to open the computer management window. Look at the left pane, at the bottom, disk management is under storage. Click on it, maximize the resulting window. Now Start > all programs > accessories > snipping tool , and snip the entire window.

Then follow the steps described in Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums .

EDIT : Now it is there ! Download and install EasyBCD 2.0 from links in the the bottom left of the page http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/ , install and run it, open the boot tab, and see how many listings are there.

If there is an XP entry, select it, and delete it.
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07 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 



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07 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

There are some nice videos on youtube to show you how to do this.

Windows 7: Snipping Tool - YouTube
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07 Feb 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ksbtradio,

Do you still have XP installed, or did you replace it with Windows 7? If you do still have XP installed, then what drive letter is it on? D ?

If not, then you could use the tutorial below to remove XP from the Windows Boot Manager screen.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...list-boot.html
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07 Feb 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Thank you

Actually Someone had suggested EasyBCD. I had never heard of it or used it. But I downloaded and gave it a try and it actually works. Yes I have Windows XP installed on Drive D. So strange because I had both Drives C and D empty and formatted and I couldn't get windows 7 to install. So I actually had to do a installation of XP on Drive D before The DVD would install. on C. Anyway it has been a sorted experience trying to Windows 7 installed but I'm there and I do appreciate all of the help!
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07 Feb 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ksbtradio View Post
I want to keep windows 7 in the boot process and dump XP.

You still have the XP OS on D holding the Windows 7 System boot files. You need to transfer them to Windows 7 so you can delete D and extend the C partition into it.

To do this first make a System Repair Disc - Create

Next mark C Active: Partition - Mark as Active

Then boot into the Repair CD to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Windows 7 starts on its own and holds the System Active flags on its partition in Disk Mgmt.

Make sure you have all of your files copied over from XP, delete it in Disk Mgmt, then extend C into its space: Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Extend
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