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Remove boot options from Advanced Startup - Use a device

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Remove boot options from Advanced Startup - Use a device


    I have three options in the Advanced Startup - Use a device menu that I believe are from the previous owner of this Surface Pro. I have ubuntu, linuxmint, and BestCrypt Volume Encryption. How can I remove those options since they do not apply to anything on this device?

    I looked in msconfig and nothing but the normal Windows 8 is listed under the boot tab. Also only have the Windows 8 install listed when I run bcdedit.

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    Windows 8.1 x64


    So you have run a bcdedit /enum firmware or bcdedit /enum all command and none of those options show up?
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    As Advanced Start up reads from the UEFI/ BIOS firmware device options.

    Try clearing your UEFI/ BIOS firmware to Factory Defaults.

    How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)
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    Posts : 14
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
    So you have run a bcdedit /enum firmware or bcdedit /enum all command and none of those options show up?
    didn't use the /enum all switch before. Did that and saw the entries I was talking about. Was able to /delete them from there. Thanks.
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