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How to remove bad log-in tabs (Choose an operating system)

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    How to remove bad log-in tabs (Choose an operating system)


    My PC is a dual boot system which had Win XP on disk1 and Win 7 on disk2.

    When I installed Win8 several months ago, I chose to install it on disk1 and completely remove Win XP.

    Everything works fine but my log-in screen now contains 4 start-up tabs instead of just 2 (see below):

    Windows 8
    Windows XP
    Windows 7 (volume 1)
    Windows 7

    The only tabs which are valid are Windows 8 and Windows 7 (volume 1), the other 2 are non functional. How can I edit this screen and remove these tabs?

    Any suggestions will be greately appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    The easiest way to clean that up is to use EasyBCD.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Win+X->Run
    type msconfig, Under Boot tab, high lite the entry you want to delete and click on delete
    Reboot PC

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    That's better than installing EasyBCD, thanks for the pointer. Funny I never looked at that tab in msconfig in Win 8.
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    Posts : 2
    win8


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    The easiest way to clean that up is to use EasyBCD.
    Thank you very much for your help. EasyBCD solved myWin8 boot menu problem.

    Jim
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