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Windows 7: Reinstallation issue

01 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Reinstallation issue

I recently reinstalled w7 on the same drive as my original installation had a couple of errors. It stored my old installation as windows.old but now when booting I get the option to boot from Windows 7 or previous version which I cant as it has a boot error. I've moved the folder windows.old to a separate drive for the time being but would like to just boot straight from the new installation. Any advice please?

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01 Apr 2014   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Type msconfig in start search box. Under msconfig Boot tab, delete the errant entry.
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01 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

Would you post a Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image to better understand the problem.
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01 Apr 2014   #4
Vasanth M S

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Since you did not do a clean format but instead installed the OS in the same drive this occurs. But if you would want to go straight into the new installation, then right click computer and go to properties.

Now click on 'Advance System Properties' and go to the 'Advanced' tab.

Under the title 'Startup and Recovery' menu go to settings.

There in the very first drop down menu you can select the default OS, in your case the newly installed OS. Also uncheck 'Time to display list of operating systems' so that you don't have to wait to select the correct operating system as it directly goes to your selected OS.

You can undo it if you are not happy with the outcome anyway.
Hope It helps.
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01 Apr 2014   #5


We should see the screenshot requested to know that the configuration is correct.
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01 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 64bit

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01 Apr 2014   #7


The screenshot requested was Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image..

Click the blue link to read how to do it.
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01 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 64bit

Second screen

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01 Apr 2014   #9


You did not report until now that there is boot failure. How would we know?

What happens if you use the arrow key to select Earlier Version?

How close did you come to following the steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If not close, then I would start over and do it right. Read the SPecial Note for Dell Owners at the end.
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01 Apr 2014   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Creators Update

Are you having a problem ?

Why can`t you post the requested shot of disk management ?

Agreed, I would start over and boot from the dvd, and delete all partitions if you`ve gotten your data off.

Clean Install Windows 7
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