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Windows 7: remove xp dual boot from win7 original installation

02 Aug 2012   #1
paascal

win 7 u x64
 
 
remove xp dual boot from win7 original installation

hello,

original install win7 on msata SSD
second install xp on XP partition that is on secondary HDD (that never installed properly)

deleted the xp partion, installed XP with vmware and it works fine (the one you see on the screen captures attached

unfortunatly, i still have the dual boot option that shows up and i cand get it to go away, any idea?

thanks




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02 Aug 2012   #2
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Have you tried removing it using msconfig.exe?

But would you like to talk about your SSD install. I assume you imaged, or used some other method to move your old install?
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02 Aug 2012   #3
paascal

win 7 u x64
 
 

noything shows up in msconfig

the first os isntall is win7 on the ssd.

the xp install went on a secondary hdd where i made a partition ton try to have dual boot. i was never able have win xp x64 work so i deleted the that xp partition and installed xp x64 thru vmware on that partition.

problem is, the dual boot is still there! and i cant get rid of it!


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02 Aug 2012   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Use EasyBCD to edit your boot options.

EasyBCD - CNET Download.com
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02 Aug 2012   #5
paascal

win 7 u x64
 
 

i dont see where to delete the xp of the dual boot or remove the dual boot!


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02 Aug 2012   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Tic Skip the boot menu. Save settings and reboot.
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02 Aug 2012   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

As the ghost listing doesn't appear in either msconfig>boot or EasyBCD, I would run Startup Repair to let it sort the BCD.

If the other HD is still attached, you should also move any data off and wipe it of all boot code using Diskpart Clean Command
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02 Aug 2012   #8
paascal

win 7 u x64
 
 

Skip boot menu doesn't work
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02 Aug 2012   #9
paascal

win 7 u x64
 
 

Tried startup repair 3 times doeant work... I can't wipe it theres 400 gig I need isn't there another way?!
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02 Aug 2012   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, draw a box around full map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.
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