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XP/7 os Selection


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#1 tikimonster

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 07:07 AM

I installed Windows 7 on a separate partition to dual boot with XP. The installation never finalized and the partition was deleted, the computer booted into XP. However the next time i restarted the PC it went to the os selection menu with the options Windows 7 and Earlier version of windows. It defaults to Windows 7 but it is no longer there. i can still get into XP.

So how do I remove the W7 option? Also in the startup and recovery section of System in Control Panel, there is only XP showing.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT /USEPMTIMER

Any ideas

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 08:49 AM

I think that the problem...is the Win 7/Vista bootloader...still remains on your system.

These two O/Ses use a different bootloader than XP...which, when installed, supercede the XP bootloader and reflect XP as "an earlier version." So, your current bootscreen options reflect the Win 7/Vista bootloader, not the XP boot.ini file.

To remove it (after I had installed the Win 7 beta and removed it earlier this year), I used Easy BCD from within XP.

http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-vi...-windows-vista/

If that doesn't do the trick, I'm pretty sure someone in the Vista or Win 7 forum will have an easy way to do it.

Louis




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