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2 instances of Win 8 on sector 1

  1. #1

    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 64 bit

    2 instances of Win 8 on sector 1

    I was having a problem with my Firewall and I decided to use the refresh Windows option on the install disc to roll back Windows, but keep my files and settings. Worked like a charm, but now I have 2 instances of Win 8 on boot....even after I deleted the Windows.old files on C drive. How can I get rid of the 2nd instance to boot without having to select a boot option?

    my previous problem thread that lead to the refresh Windows...

    I am having a problem with Windows 8 64 bit system's Firewall. It is stopped, when I click run in services it says ---------------------------
    Windows could not start the Windows Firewall on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 5.
    dependencies are
    Base Filtering Engine
    microsoft Windows Filtering Platform
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    SCOM Server Process Launcher
    RPC Endpoint Mapper
    Windows Firewall Authorization Driver

    I am running ESET 5 Antivirus

    I was worried about Windows Command Processor. I keep getting a mysterious CMD window that would pop up everything I'd log into Windows. I was toying around with disabling all non Windows services and restarting to isolate the cause. It was when I went back to a normal boot that I had this happen. Ideas? Thanks in advance

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,868
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Sam, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    For the 2 Windows 8 boot entries, you could use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below while in Windows 8 to delete the listed Windows 8 that is not the Current one. Be sure to set the Current one as the Default OS first, then delete the other one.

    Operating System to Start - Delete OS on List at Boot - Windows 7 Forums

    Since the firewall issue is different, you might create a separate thread for it in the System Security forum area instead for better helo with it.

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 27
    Windows 8 64 bit

    did it! Thanks!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 21,868
    64-bit Windows 10

    You're most welcome.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

2 instances of Win 8 on sector 1

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