Solved Safe to delete one entry in the boot-up menu wit EasyBCD

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May 29, 2014 at 00:16:30
Specs: Windows 7, IntelQuadcore 2.8 GHz
How do I...Had two windows 7 systems on two different HDDs. One HDD, the one with the excess OS has been physically removed from the system. Running EasyBCD in view settings shows Entry#2 to be "current", so Entry#1 has to be removed from the MBR and thus from the startup menu. In the EBCD "Edit Boot Menu" changing the ticked boxes made the system boot up OK without having to choose.

Do not want to end up with an unbootable system. To remove the boot up menu is it safe to highlight the name of Entry#1 in "Edit Boot Menu" and press the "Delete" button and then "Save Settings" ?


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#1
May 29, 2014 at 03:46:21
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It probably is safe to delete it. But first make sure you have get-out out of jail card if it doesn't

You need a Windows 7 repair disk. You can create one of these from the Backup Screen of Windows 7 - Control Panel > Backup and Restore. You need a blank DVD and a DVD burner to do it.

If removing this item stops the computer from booting, booting from the repair and going through the repair process should get the computer booting again.

Stuart

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#2
May 29, 2014 at 04:25:16
Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated. Already had a repair disk, but it was not necessary. Booting, however, still starts up the boot menu, but now with only the one choice. Would hitting the "Write MBR" button in EasyBCD's "BCD Deployment" window make this now useless boot menu disappear ?

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#3
May 29, 2014 at 16:56:28
Reduce the time the menu is displayed on BCD to the absolute minimum and it won't show.

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