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Windows 7: How do I go back to single-boot?

22 Dec 2010   #1
vumeister

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
How do I go back to single-boot?

I had Windows XP on my Western Digital drive and I installed Windows 7 on my Seagate drive . I want to remove Windows XP from the Western Digital drive and format it to use as a data drive. How can I do this?

Disk Management:
Seagate (C:) Boot, Page File Active, Crash Dump Primary Partition
Western Digital (D:) System, Active, Primary Partition


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22 Dec 2010   #2
Brotin

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I too, would really appreciate knowing how to do this. I recently had a hdd crash, so I reinstalled Windows 7 on my other drive. Now I'm all set up, on the start up screen it still continues to give me the "dual boot" option, even though I have formatted that drive.

Anyone know how to remove the dual boot option? Specifically for W7, I know in XP you could edit the boot.ini file, but with W7, I'm stumped!

Any help is appreciated!
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22 Dec 2010   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This can be done easily using EasyBCD ..
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22 Dec 2010   #4
Dizzle

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

take a look at bcdedit in CMD
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22 Dec 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello vumeister, welcome to Seven Forums!



The way to do this is to power down the PC and disconnect the WD Hard Disk Drive (HDD) from the motherboard and set the Seagate as the second boot device in the BIOS after the CD/DVD drive, starting at Option Two in this tutorial at the link below and boot the Windows DVD or a windows repair disk to diskpart and mark the Windows 7 partition on the Seagate as "Active" then do the 3 startup repairs with restarts discussed in the Option One of the same tutorial.

Then power down and reconnect the WD and if you want to do a wipe (secure erase) to the WD have a look at step #7 of this tutorial and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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22 Dec 2010   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brotin View Post
I too, would really appreciate knowing how to do this. I recently had a hdd crash, so I reinstalled Windows 7 on my other drive. Now I'm all set up, on the start up screen it still continues to give me the "dual boot" option, even though I have formatted that drive.

Anyone know how to remove the dual boot option? Specifically for W7, I know in XP you could edit the boot.ini file, but with W7, I'm stumped!

Any help is appreciated!


Hello Brotin, welcome to Seven Forums!

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Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

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