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Win7 boots into WIn XP Setup - How can I eliminate this?

By oprache ·
I upgraded to Win 7 Home Premium on a drive that had Win XP. Now when I boot the PC I get a choice between Win 7 or Win XP Pro Setup and the XP Pro Setup is the default option.
I checked with Bcdedit that I only have one identifier entry and that it is Win 7.
How do I get rid of having to choose so that the PC boots right into Win 7?
Thanks
Olivier

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You need to edit the Boot loader here

by OH Smeg In reply to Win7 boots into WIn XP Se ...

Though from my experience with W7 it is always the default OS to boot into.

You can however try following the directions here in this TR Blog to achieve this.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/networking/modifying-the-windows-7-boot-loader-with-the-boot-configuration-data-editor-tool/1709

Col

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by oprache In reply to You need to edit the Boot ...

Col,
Thanks for the quick reply but I have been there already: my problem is that there is no other OS in the boot loader store, just Win 7. But when Windows boots it displays both options with XP Pro Setup being the default.
Olivier

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Well if that's the case you need to look

by OH Smeg In reply to Win7 boots into WIn XP Se ...

At wiping the HDD and reloading Windows 7 from scratch.

You can use either Boot & Nuke

http://www.dban.org/

Or Kill Disc

http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Or maybe using a Non Windows Boot Disc examine the Root of the HDD and delete the XP File.

Col

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by oprache In reply to Well if that's the case y ...

Thanks. I am afraid this will not work either because I got the upgrade version, not the start-from-scratch Win7 edition so I have to have XP on the HDD first. Using a non Windows boot disc is likely the better option.
Olivier

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Not so

by OH Smeg In reply to Win7 boots into WIn XP Se ...

You can still use the Upgrade Version of 7 but when prompted insert the XP Install Disc.

That will allow a Clean Install of 7 and allow you to use the Upgrade Version.

Col

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by oprache In reply to Not so

Thanks Col !
That should do it
Regards
Olivier

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