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Windows 7: multiple boot options

14 Jul 2014   #1
RedIndy

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multiple boot options

I'm looking for solution to a problem I recently encountered:

how to prevent windows 7 from making a dualboot when installing on a harddrive with multiple (3) partitions with different Windows installs.

I wanted to install another version of W7 on an empty partition (previously Linux Mint installed), so when installing I assigned that partition but did not expect W7 to make it a dual boot with the already installed version of W7, without me having any options to choose from.

Thing is that I use Master Booter to make a multiple boot (XP, W7 & Linux Mint), always worked perfect ....until I wanted to install another version of W7.

After some search on the internet I found a way to get rid of the unwanted boot item (via msconfig)
And lost the complete install in the process.

Now I am wondering if there is a way to prevent Windows from making this dual boot by itself?

RI.


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14 Jul 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

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15 Jul 2014   #3
RedIndy

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Thank you gregrocker, that looks to be great info.
Now I will have to find some time to check it all out and apply it lol!

Thanks for helping me out!

RI.
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15 Jul 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

Glad to help Red.

Let us know how it goes.

You might find this method better to Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7 when you get Win7 started. We only see problems with third-party boot managers.
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