Windows 7 upgrade startup problem

September 21, 2010 at 20:11:43
Specs: Windows 7 home prem, dual core 3.0/1gb
i just upgraded my OS from windows vista to a windows 7. everything went smoothly but when i roboot the computer, it keeps on prompting me to choose which OS to start windows with vista or windows 7. what is the problem here??

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#1
September 21, 2010 at 23:23:04
thats perfectly normal if you installed win 7, rather than doing and upgrade, so it would appear that you have installed win 7, to verify open computer and see if you have 2 partitions, one with win 7 and the other with vista. if so you have made a clean install and will have the ability to boot either OS, which could be a good thing if you have problems, you could always delete the vista partition, but may need to do a repair of the windows installation just to set the boot and mbr.
if you did indeed do a update you will have win 7 on your C; drive and withing that there will be a folder named windows.old, you can delete that, then open control panel, system, advanced and set the system to boot win 7 and delete the reference to vista.

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#2
September 22, 2010 at 00:26:32
but i have checked and found out that there isnt any partition on the hard drive. and also when i start up my computer and if i click on start with windows vista, it starts with windows 7. whats the problem then?

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#3
September 22, 2010 at 06:55:48
you just need to clear the boot option for vista...

i assume that you mean there are no extra partions on the drive, you must have a C;/

you can download easyBCD and clear the boot option, its free and very simple.

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#4
September 23, 2010 at 01:22:06
but the use of this program is almost the same MSCONFIG has to offer in normal windows 7 right?

is it possible for me to clear the boot option from MSCONFIG rather than downloading this software?


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#5
September 23, 2010 at 04:36:43
yes
just delete the vista entry

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#6
September 23, 2010 at 06:37:17
why not just use the simple solution? Right click on computer, then select system properties/startup and recovery.
Then click on settings and select the operating system and uncheck the other 2 entries below it.
Click ok and reboot
Makes sense to me

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#7
September 23, 2010 at 09:17:14
hope you sorted it..

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#8
September 24, 2010 at 02:32:25
yeah. thanks you guys

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September 24, 2010 at 10:58:38

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#10
September 25, 2010 at 06:52:10
MSCONFIG> delete vista os.

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