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Windows 7: Two windows 7's when i turn pc on

24 May 2010   #1

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Two windows 7's when i turn pc on


I have had windows 7 installed for a while now and thought i would reinstall it using a new copy to wipe my pc.

When the new version loaded the screen was out of focus (like it is when the screen resolution is set incorrectly).

However the old version of windows 7 was still present and when i turn on the pc i am given the option to chose from two windows 7s.

Is it possible to remove one?

Why would the new version not be installed correctly ( i have played around with screen settings etc but cannot fix it)

Thanks for the help!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Go to start and search for MSCONFIG.

Go to the boot tab and delete the offending boot option from the list.

Restart and see what happens.

Hopefully this will do he trick.


warning   Warning
If the boot option is in its own partition make sure you back up your PC before you do this in case something goes wrong.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


Are you sure you installed over the old Win7, deleting the partition first to create and format a new one, or might you have installed to another partition?

If you are unsure, post back a screenshot of your full Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu and attaching file using paper clip in Reply box.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Two windows 7's when i turn pc on

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