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Windows 7: 2 Windows profiles at startup

15 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
2 Windows profiles at startup

I have a Dell 8100 Elite Small Farm Factory desktop computer that I decided to do a fresh Windows 7 install on. The problem is that when it boots up it goes to a dual boot screen that lists 2 Windows 7 option for me to choose. I have found a work around by setting the time to display the list of operating systems to 0 in the Start Up and Recovery section of computer properties. However, I do not want a work around, I want to get rid of the second Windows 7 option but have been unable to find a way to do it.

Please advise.

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15 Apr 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP


You run a small farm factory with that Dell?

Did you delete all partitions besides the OEM Diagnostics (if it runs from boot) during reinstall as advised in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?

If not I'd do it over to get the cleanest install possible, and following the steps which assure a perfect reinstall.

First reboot and tap the F12 key to try running Diagnostics to see if you should even keep that partition. Let them run all the way through.
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15 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I said it was a Dell 8100. I don't know why I said that. It's an HP 8100. Anyway, thank you for the help. I will follow your link and redo everything via the directions.
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15 Apr 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP


The note at the end of the tutorial suggests ways to deal with the HP OEM partitions. If it's recent enough you may have a Minimal Recovery option which is nearly a Clean Reinstall. Otherwise be sure to make your Recovery disks then its up to you if you want to keep it and the other partitions. I always delete all during reinstall to get all the disk space and the cleanest install.
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