found recovered version after repair...now have 2

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  1. roscored1000

    roscored1000 New Member

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    hi guys this is bugging me. I made the mistake of trying to install w7 to a laptop hard drive which wouldnt install in the laptop itself so i hooked it up to another pc with various cables and left the pc C: drive cable connected whilst I installed to the laptop drive.
    That was a mistake I know.
    So after installing and disconnecting laptop drive the pc showed 2 o/s systems to boot from similar to a dual boot I suppose. The option was to do a repair of the system and after it finished it showed one of the o/s options as a 'recovered' windows 7 64bit that I thought I had lost during a previous problem which I thought was gone for good.
    How do I get rid of the recovered version as it is out of date and not relevent anymore.
    I only want one o/s version to boot to not an option?
    A similar thing shows up when you install over xp it gives you the choice to boot to either. how do i fix this? thanks
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    This is not a true fix as you'll need to delete the partition as well

    Go to Start > Run, and type msconfig,click the Boot tab, select the OS you want to remove and choose delete.

    To delete the partition I would use GParted.

    You can download it here:
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
     
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    roscored1000 New Member

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    I will give it a try. To be honest I am not sure where the 'recovered' system is hidden. It may have been a backup from long ago that it is using. thanks for the response
     
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    roscored1000 New Member

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    It worked!!!
    Thanks for that. The other was a backup hidden in a windows file on 'g' drive.
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Glad to hear it!
     

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