How to remove choices on boot for selecting an OS

Posted on 2005-04-18
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I just bought a dell machine and reformatted it with NTFS and loaded Windows 2000 Pro on it.  The only problem is that now when it boots it asks me if I want to boot with the old operating system which was XP Home or 2000 Pro.  I formatted all the hidden partitions on the machine so I don't know why it still asks this.  Does anyone know how to edit it so I can take the XP Home selection out?
Question by:LiquidHappyRDM
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    Go to your C: Drive.  Unhide hidden files and system files.  to do this go to my computer -- tools -- folder options -- click the view tab and change the setting there.

    Double click the boot.ini (it should open in notepad).  Erase the windows XP option and click save
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    The following is correct, and you can also do it this way.  Right click my computer, select properties.  On the advanced tab, click "settings" under startup and recovery.  You can either manually edit the boot.ini file or you can change the default OS to Win2k and set the timeout to 0.

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    there are two ways to remove it.
    if the other installation is invalid, you can easily erase it by going to the system configuration utility. to access it, click on START, then RUN, then type MSCONFIG, then click OK.
    then click on the BOOT.INI tab. then click on CHECK ALL BOOT PATHS. now windows will detect if the other choice in the boot up screen is invalid, and if it is, it will ask you if you want to remove it. just click YES. restart your computer.

    you can remove it by going to the system properties window. to access it, right click on the MY COMPUTER icon, left click on properties. now the SYSTEM PROPERTIES window will popup. click on the ADVANCED tab. then under STARTUP&RECOVERY, click on SETTINGS. now the STARTUP&RECOVERY window pops up. here, uncheck the box next to Time to display list of operating systems. then click OK. restart your computer.

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