Change between dual-boot and single-boot

#1
Hi guys,
I would like to ask you this:
I use Vista and recently installed Windows 7. The system dual boots OK!
But for some reason I would like it to boot directly in Vista, as if it was the
only OS installed. If I delete the entry for Windows 7, so that my PC boots directly in Vista without asking, will I be able to add the entry for Windows 7
after a few days and dual boot again without any problems?
Thanks in advance...
 

JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
#2
Just change the timeout to 0 (EasyBCD -> Bootloader Management) and it'll boot the default entry immediately. Open up EasyBCD in the future and it make it longer if you want the ability to choose again.
 
#3
Just change the timeout to 0 (EasyBCD -> Bootloader Management) and it'll boot the default entry immediately. Open up EasyBCD in the future and it make it longer if you want the ability to choose again.
Thanks for the immediate reply, but as I stated, I want during the boot to find
only Vista installed and not any other OS.
I think that if I follow your suggestion it will "see" Windows 7.
Am I wrong?
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Yes, you can delete the Windows 7 entry and it again later whenever you want it back with EasyBCD :smile:

Be sure to use the latest version of EasyBCD Beta 2.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#5
A boot manager program, be it grub, NTLDR or bootmgr only presents a menu if

There's more than one system
AND
Timeout is non zero

It won't present a menu If

there's only one system in the menu
OR
timeout is zero

So both the previous suggestions are fine

(Timeout(0) is much simpler to reverse though)
 

JustinW

Super Moderator
Staff member
#6
Yes and removing the entry doesn't hide the system other than you not having the option to boot it when you start the computer just like setting the timeout would.