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Remove Windows 7 from a dual-boot configuration with the Bootsect command?

By badgez ·
Hi all from a newbie,

I have just watched:

Remove Windows 7 or Vista from a dual-boot configuration with the Bootsect command

I cannot follow the instructions because I do not have a Windows 7 CD as I downloaded it from Microsoft when it was available pre-release.

I downloaded it to a slave HDD, which I have now removed from the PC.

The dual boot option is still showing up and if I am too slow, the PC reverts to Windows 7 option.

I have altered the boot.ini to read:
[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 Professional" /FASTDETECT

from:
[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 Professional" /FASTDETECT /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN

but this has not made any difference to the dual boot option appearing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. If the solution appears somewhere else on the site, I apologise because I only registered today.

Thanks in anticipation.
badgez

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I think this is your best alternative here

by OH Smeg In reply to Remove Windows 7 from a d ...
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by badgez In reply to I think this is your best ...

Hi again,

Thanks OH Smeg,

However that link takes me to:
Error message when you start Windows Vista: "The Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information"

I don't run Windows Vista; I run Windows XP Professional SP2.

The Boot Manager options I get on boot up are:
Run earlier version of Windows
or
Run Windows 7 [which is no longer installed, having been uninstalled correctly, I presume].

I am trying to remove the option to run Windows 7.

So still looking for the solution. It's not too much of a bother, but I have to keep watch on boot up, or the PC boots by default into what it thinks is Windows 7.

cheers.

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by OH Smeg In reply to I think this is your best ...

Yep that's where it should take you.

It tells you how to edit the Vista/7 Boot Loader.

But as you are using XP try thins.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289022

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Sorry, didn't mention in my first post I am running Windows XP Pro SP2

by badgez In reply to Remove Windows 7 from a d ...

Sorry, didn't mention in my first post I am running Windows XP Pro SP2

cheers

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Remove Windows 7 from a dual-boo

by JHarrsch In reply to Remove Windows 7 from a d ...

My dual boot WIN7 made new partition active & installed a new boot loader in that active partition,Made Active partition C: & original XP partition E: Try changing the active partition back to the original XP partition.

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