Unable to delete XP Pro Setup on Boot Launch

#1
I recently moved from XP to Windows 7. When the Boot System launches, it give me the option of selecting Windows 7 or Microsoft XP Pro Setup, but defaults to XP Pro Setup unless I tell it otherwise. EasyBCD Edit Legacy Entries tells me 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"

However, I have deleted the \$WIN_NT$.~BT\BOOTSECT.DAT file, but the Boot System launch still wants to default to XP Pro Setup. Any ideas???

Thanks.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
EasyBCD > Edit boot menu > tick the default box for W7
 
#3
Thanks Terry. I have already set Windows 7 as default in EasyBCD and deleted XP Pro as an option in BCD. Computer still defaults to XP Pro on boot. Any other ideas to try?
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#4
What exactly happens ?
You delete XP from the BCD, but it still appears as a boot menu option ?
If so, you are probably not looking at the proper "live" BCD.
Check EasyBCD > Tools > Options and check that you are not forcing a load of some inactive/backup BCD.
EasyBCD > File > Load System BCD should fix that
If that's not the case, please give specific details and include a screenshot of Disk Management and copy/paste the contents of EasyBCD "view settings" (detailed mode).