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Windows 7: 7 & XP & Recovery Console: Removing XP [not dual boot]

26 Mar 2009   #1

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7 & XP & Recovery Console: Removing XP [not dual boot]


I've installed Windows 7 Build 7057 on a partition where I previously had Windows XP. I wanted this installation to wipe out the XP, but instead it created a Windows.old folder. I've deleted that folder, but now when the system starts up a black screen with three options shows up:

1. Previous Windows
2. Windows 7
3. Windows Recovery Console

This Recovery Console was installed when I had the XP, I have no idea why it's still there.

I would like to remove any traces of XP and this console so that the system can boot 7 right away.

Also, a tiny thing: for like 2 seconds a black screen with all drives attached shows up, I'd like to remove that one, too.

Could you tell me how to do it?

If there was a similar question before, please let me know where the answer is. I apologize if I made a double thread.

Help me!

My System SpecsSystem Spec

26 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)

Here's how to install windows Vista and 7 after your done setting your BIOS to boot from the DVD Drive windows 7 should start select Custom setting then you should see your hard drives that you got install in your system delete the partition with XP and any other partition that you know is ok backup your data before delete all your partitions install a fresh copy of Windows 7 hope this helps!

Yes there is a Thread that got step but step on how-to install and dual-boot look in the Tutorials
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2009   #3

XP / vista / 7

You might want to use easybcd (google for download) to remove the non needed entries from the 7 bootloader.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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