Delete Windows XP Setup entry

#1
Here's the issue:
I am running Windows 7. When I boot up my computer I get the boot menu for Windows 7 or Windows XP setup. Windows XP setup is a broken setup (missing files), and Windows XP is also set as the default OS. How can I delete the XP entry and just boot directly to Windows 7?

Here are is the ouput of bcdedit /enum

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {84bd1ec0-de20-11de-bc85-bf302483c12e}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30
Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 7
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {84bd1ec2-de20-11de-bc85-bf302483c12e}
recoveryenabled Yes
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {84bd1ec0-de20-11de-bc85-bf302483c12e}
nx OptIn

and here is the boot.ini:

[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=c:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT
[operating systems]
c:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup"

Any help? Thanks.
 
#2
1. Use Easybcd 2.0 to set 7 as the default.

Click Change Settings - then, under Global Settings, select 7 in the default drop down and click Save Settings.

EASY-GLOBALSETTINGS-2009-12-22_032653.jpg

2. Delete the XP entry.

Click Add/Remove Entries - then highlight the XP entry and delete.

EASY-ADDREMOVE-2009-12-22_032741.jpg
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#3
You may need to open Boot.ini and remove the entry from there.
 
#5
Using Easybcd 2.0 beta:
There are only one entry in both the add/remove window and the default OS drop-down (both of them saying "Windows Vista"). When I got to edit legacy options I get the following:
;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=c:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT
[operating systems]
c:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Professional Setup"

How do I delete the boot.ini file? I made sure all hidden files are being show but there is no boot.ini in c:\ , but for I go through the cmd prompt (as the admin), type c:\boot.ini. The boot.ini file comes up. If I type "del boot.ini" it tells me access is denied.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#6
Make sure all 3 of these attributes are correct in folder options. Some files are "super hidden".
Try right click on Explorer, then select "run as admin" and delete it from there.
 
#9
modify/delete boot ini xp

i als want to delete (xp recovery console) like user --->klintel
run bcd and cleaned recovery xp
i run win 7 home edition

but in boot it sees also recovery xp

bootloader like this:
Code:
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=0
default=c:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT
[operating systems]
c:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows XP Herstelconsole" /CMDCONS
how can i modify/delete de boot ini.??


when i want to delete it access denied , only admin


im a noob, so can someone tell me step by step how i do that??


sorry about my language, im dutch ....

regards ricardo