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Windows 7: System Reserved gives unwanted choice

31 Mar 2015   #1
monday69

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
System Reserved gives unwanted choice

I had a problem with my desktop, that I have solved. The OS is WIN 7 64 bit. A clean install using the set up disk was not enough to solve the problem. I had to put the OS temporarily on the second hard drive (disk 1 in MS language) and format the normal OS disk (disk 0). I then carried out yet another clean install on disk 0, and formatted disk 1. Everything is now good except that when I boot I have to choose between WIN 7 and WIN 7 every time. Presumably that is because I did not format the original System Reserved partition on Disk 0, and I guess there are 2 boot procedures in System Reserved; the original and the new. Seven Forums gives a (rather complicated) procedure for deleting the System Reserved partition which with hindsight I should have done before my clean install. Can anyone advise how to sort out my System Reserved partition?
Thanks


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31 Mar 2015   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Press the Windows key + R and type msconfig
Press enter
Under the Boot tab, go to the old Windows operating system entry and select delete.

You could also just change the timeout to 0 in msconfig boot
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31 Mar 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Post a shot of disk management.
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31 Mar 2015   #4
monday69

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you pbcopter, that solved it perfectly. I never thought of msconfig. I was expecting a complicated procedure. And thank you to AddRAM, but no further investigation needed. Onto the next problem (profile manager of Thunderbird!)
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