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Windows 7 Boot Editor

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I had previously installed XP and now every time it boots up I have multiple boots options.  How can I remove these options so that it boots directly to Windows 7?
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Click Start, type "msconfig" then press ENTER. Go to the "Boot" tab; you can either set the timeout to a small value (e.g. 5 seconds) so Windows 7 will start booting quicker, or if you're *certain* it's safe to remove the extraneous boot entries then do so - you should not see the menu if there's only one operating system listed here.

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do you still have the previous OS on board ?

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No I don't.
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then go to Control panel>system and security>system>Advanced system settings>advanced>startup and recovery> choose Windows7 as default operating system and uncheck time to display list of operating systems
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The second and more reliable option is Easy BCD, a boot menu editor for Windows 7.
http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1
The software program comes with the means to remove, edit and add operating systems in the Windows 7 boot menu. It is for instance easy to remove an existing entry by opening the Add/Remove Entries menu in the program, selecting the operating system that should be removed and clicking on the Delete button.

The application does provide access to extensive settings ranging from configuring the bootloader timeout to advanced options like configuring DEP/NoExecute settings, debugging options or limitations to the cpus and physical memory. The boot menu manager offers a backup option so that the previous settings can be recovered in case of an emergency.
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luvheart, any feedback?

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