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how do you change the way windows 7 boots?

By raylrivera ·
need to remove the dual boot of windows 7 and windows xp

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Which OS are you wanting to remove? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to how do you change the way ...

If I'm reading this correctly, I'm assuming you want to remove one of them.

Are they both installed to separate partitions on the same physical HDD?

Which one of them was installed LAST?

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Changing Win7 boot

by Bruce Epper In reply to how do you change the way ...

Please read entire post BEFORE attempting this procedure!!!

Assuming you are looking to drop XP from the boot menu, boot into Windows 7. Open up an administrative command prompt and type: bcdedit /enum and press Enter. The resulting data is in 2 sections. The first is the Boot Manager configuration. Check that the 'default' entry is '{current}'. If it is not, type: bcdedit /default {current} and press Enter. This will set Windows 7 as the default boot option. You can rerun the /enum command to verify the change.

Now, look into the Boot Loader section of the /enum results. The entry with the 'identifer' of '{current}' will be your Win7 instance as noted in its 'description' entry. The other 'identifier' entry will be for your installation of XP and can be verified by its 'description' entry. You can remove this entry from the boot menu by executing this command: bcdedit /delete {<WinXP identifer>} and pressing Enter.

IF THIS IS SOMETHING YOU MAY WANT TO REVERSE, BACK UP THE SYSTEM STORE FIRST WITH THE FOLLOWING COMMAN bcdedit /export <fully-qualified path for file> BEFORE ISSUING ANY OTHER bcdedit COMMANDS! These settings can then be reloaded into the system store with the following command: bcdedit /import <fully-qualified path for file>.

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