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Windows 7: Turn off Win7/XP Dual Boot

27 Apr 2010   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try booting from the old entry. Nothing bad will happen, but I doubt you will get anywhere.

To remove the other entry, try using EasyBCD. If that doesn't work, we can remove it manually.


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27 Apr 2010   #12
XB77

Win 7-64 Ultimate
 
 

Booting to the previous version of Windows lead nowhere. It said: "Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem..." I hit Esc and it restarted. I then tried the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool, which I presume checks the RAM. No RAM errors. Can't that tool be set to start upon next boot? I don't really need that on a boot menu. No idea how the false dual boot thing happened. So now I need to edit the boot record.
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27 Apr 2010   #13
XB77

Win 7-64 Ultimate
 
 

I presume that EasyBCD also works for Win 7, else you wouldn't have recommended it. I'm reading the documentation now.
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28 Apr 2010   #14
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I don't know of a way to set the Memory Diagnostic to run on boot. You can always run it manually: Memory Diagnostics Tool

In System Properties, you may be able to disable that screen. It's not a dual boot per se, but just an additional boot option.

Uncheck the box I highlighted below.

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28 Apr 2010   #15
XB77

Win 7-64 Ultimate
 
 

Bingo! Thanks Jonathan, that was it. Wonder how that got checked--don't remember checking it. But that fixed my phantom dual boot issue. As an aside, does EasyBCD work on Win 7? I will also look at your references for the VM option, thanks.
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28 Apr 2010   #16
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Oh yes, EasyBCD works very well with Windows 7, especially the latest beta version.

When you installed Windows 7, it automatically changed that setting. It wasn't your fault.
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