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Computer thinks that there are still two operating systems

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    Windows 7

    Computer thinks that there are still two operating systems


    Here is what I did: Originally I had Windows 7 installed on my C: Drive. I then split the drive into two and installed Windows 8 onto the second half. I then formatted the Windows 7 part, changed it into unallocated space and merged it with the Windows 8 partition.

    The only problem is that my computer will ask me whether to boot from Windows 8 or 7. If I boot W7 then it goes black and my PC restarts. I have the F: Drive which is Windows 8 and the G: Drive which is "System Reserved" with a file called "bootmgr~2" in it.

    What can I do to fix this situation.


    PS Another problem I have is that I have 1mb of unallocated space before the "System Reserved" partition and then Windows 8, like this: [1mb Unallocated Space] [100mb System Reserved] [450gb Windows 8]. How can I remove this space as I cannot merge it with the "System Reserved".

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    Use EasyBCD and boot into Windows 8. Use the software and select Edit Boot Menu, and delete Windows 7. The 1mb of space is not an issue....you should leave it alone.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 7


    Thanks for the help

    I did have two other 1mb spaces and I merged them with the main partition. I think that they're just a bi-product of MiniTool Partition Wizard.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by hellish73 View Post
    Thanks for the help

    I did have two other 1mb spaces and I merged them with the main partition. I think that they're just a bi-product of MiniTool Partition Wizard.
    I agree!
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