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Windows 7: How to delete an incomplete XP installation on Boot and 2 others

28 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit
How to delete an incomplete XP installation on Boot and 2 others


I have Win 7 installed and thats the only one I need.

From what I see in the forum threads, in my case the MSCONFIG does not show 3 other previous versions of OS (1 XP, 1 incomplete installation XP and 1 DOS).

I already tried from My Computer, Advanced Settings, Start Up and set to 0 the time elapsed to show other OS options at start up, but when I did it went directly to the incomplete installation of XP (instead of my default OS - Win 7)

So, what I would like to know is that if I use the BCD software you recommed that will do the trick or if I need to try something else.

thanks in advanced

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28 Aug 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


Yes, install EasyBCD 2.0 (the last free version) and delete the unwanted listings from Edit OS Menu tab.

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk mgmt drive map with listings so we can see what's involved with removing the failed XP install. Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Let us know what's on each partition.
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