2 Windows 7 options in boot screen

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by sexton1, May 28, 2009.

  1. sexton1

    sexton1 New Member

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    Originally I had the beta version of windows 7. I wiped that so I could install the RC version of it, however, when I am prompted to choose my operating system I can choose from:

    Windows 7
    Windows 7
    Windows Vista

    The first windows 7 is the RC, the second one I am pretty sure will give me an error because it was there after I wiped the beta and right before I was going to install the RC so it is referencing the beta which no longer exists. Does anyone know how to remove that second windows 7 option? Do I have to edit the boot.ini?
     
  2. PcBoyGeorge

    PcBoyGeorge Senior Member

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    Nope. Log into your working 7 or vista and type in the run box in the start menu "msconfig" without the " marks. Make sure you are the admin of the pc. Now go to the boot tab and look for the windows 7 one that dosent work. Now delete this. Click apply then ok. Then it says reboot and select yes. Now it should show 2.
     
  3. sexton1

    sexton1 New Member

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    Wow, that could not have been easier. Thank you very much for your help :)
     
  4. mike2k9

    mike2k9 New Member

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    Could that have been the 100MB reserve partition that Win 7 creates? Although that shouldn't be a bootable partition. *shrug*
     
  5. sexton1

    sexton1 New Member

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    I'm not sure, all I know is that the windows 7 boot option stayed on the menu after I wiped the partition and stayed after I installed the RC. But it's gone now and that's all that matters :)
     

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