I have 2 versions of Windows 7 on my boot menu, but only one works. How do I remove one?

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You'll use BCDEdit to edit the boot menu settings. A good tutorial is here.

  • bcdedit /delete {id}
    – Shawn
    May 27, 2009 at 21:33
  • You can make the change in windows, no need to drag another piece of software into the mix.
    – Scott
    Jun 7, 2009 at 14:44
  • @Scott, BCDEdit is part of Windows.
    – Kevin
    Jul 1, 2009 at 17:51

You can either use EasyBCD or the built-in BCDEdit, as Kevin mentioned.


works with XP, start>run>msconfig>boot.ini>check all boot paths


For XP it's:

Right click my computer --> properties --> advanced --> startup and recovery --> settings

I'm pretty sure it's the same for Win7


I've had to do this myself.

Run msconfig, select the boot tab, and remove the unwanted entry.


A better option is EasyBCD, like gharper mentions below, which has an easy to use GUI and more advanced functionality.

However, there is a new beta version available that has improved Windows 7 support over the latest release.

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