I have mistakenly installed windows 7 twice to the same partiton

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  1. tuvi123

    tuvi123 MDL Addicted

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    #1 tuvi123, Dec 20, 2009
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    I have mistakenly installed windows 7 twice to the same partiton (the first installation finished but it did not restart/start windows 7 so I installed windows 7 again to the same partition).

    now when I open the computer, I get a screen with two options to choose from to boot windows:
    when I click "Enter" on either of them, it boot windows 7 just fine..

    how do I fix it?
    how do I remove this?

    I dont want to have to click enter everytime I open my computer..
    I have only windows 7 ultimate installed.
     
  2. armada

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    run - msconfig - boot tab there you can remove the option or just restore the default settings
     
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  3. tuvi123

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    armada
    thank you..
    but I think I have already tried that..
    (I clicked on "delete")
     
  4. alextheg

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    Back up your data and reformat the partition, do a clean install. how did you end up installing win7 twice ??? :)
     
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  5. dareckibmw

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    #5 dareckibmw, Dec 20, 2009
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    removed by me

    nvm :D
     
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  6. tuvi123

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    #6 tuvi123, Dec 20, 2009
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    dareckibmw
    I did not have xp installed..
    I have windows 7 installed twice to THE SAME partition.

    alextheg
    I don't want to reformat because I have installed a lot of programs/games etc..

    is there any other solution?
     
  7. dareckibmw

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    yeah, that's why I removed previous post :rolleyes: *gotta stop drinking):p
     
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  8. alextheg

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    If reformatting is not an option then i would do as armada suggested. msconfig / boot / set as default os, you could also try setting time out to zero. Other than this without reformattibng i think you are stuck with two copies of the same os my friend. WOOPS. :):):D
     
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  9. secr9tos

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    Run bcdedit /enum there you'll see four entries. ( 'cause of the duplicated ones ). Gather the ID of those you want to delete and run bcdedit /delete ID_GOES_HERE
     
  10. alextheg

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    Very nice.....+1
     
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  11. SCBrigth

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    Try again, you must have tried to exclude the current OS from the boot menu...:p
     
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  12. ShortOnMyDo

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    Or else use EasyBCD from NeoSmart Technologies
     
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