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Windows 7: Boots to WinSetup instead of Windows

03 Dec 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 HP 64Bit
Boots to WinSetup instead of Windows

Hello. I was recently working on a laptop that I had Windows XP on it. I installed Windows 7 with no issues, except for the "Windows XP Professional Setup" was still in the boot menu.

Upon trying to disable this menu to where the computer simply boots straight into Windows 7, I changed something wrong. I read around at how to disable this menu, and here's what I did . . .

My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery Settings

And I unticked the box that read "Time to display list of operating systems" figuring that Windows 7 would be the default boot. Now the laptop boots straight into Windows XP Setup and I can't get back to Windows 7 to change the settings.

So now, it boots into a setup, says it can't find the Windows installation I want to upgrade, then shuts down.

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04 Dec 2012   #2

7 ultimate 64

Did you want to install windows 7 as a dual boot with the existing XP system?
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04 Dec 2012   #3

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Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
& than Reboot PC.
Clean Install Windows 7
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04 Dec 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 HP 64Bit

Thank you. But it wouldn't boot from a disc or USB drive.

I solved the problem by connecting the HDD to a desktop and just formatting it through there before installing Windows 7 again.
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