Windows 10 Duplicate Entrys in Boot Menu

#1
I upgraded Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Pro 64bit.
When booted, it would go directly into Windows 10, as expected. All worked well.
I installed Easy BCD 2.2 on this drive.
I partitioned the drive into two partitions and left the new partition as unallocated. Using a USB Windows 10 flash drive. I rebooted and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro in the new partition. This gave me one partition with an upgrade and one with a clean install of Windows 10.
Using Easy BCD 2.2, I made the upgrade partition as the default boot up drive.

Now, when I boot up I get three choices in the boot menu. All are Windows 10, however one is the upgrade and the other two are the clean install. I renamed the upgrade to Windows A. The two clean installs were renamed to Windows B & C. Now when I boot I have a choice of Windows A, B, or C.

I would like to delete either Window B or C but don’t know which is the correct one to get rid of. I don’t want to mess up the boot manager. I just want one upgrade and one clean install partition to choose from.

Below is a copy of the bcdedit screen. Thanks in advance for any help.

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240] (c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit

Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {1d730378-6ee5-11e5-8d01-b05dfd9f00de}
displayorder {current}
{1d73037d-6ee5-11e5-8d01-b05dfd9f00de}
{1d730379-6ee5-11e5-8d01-b05dfd9f00de}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 10
displaybootmenu No

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 10A
locale en-US
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {d7b17b05-6ee2-11e5-80af-806e6f6e6963}

Windows Boot Loader
identifier {1d73037d-6ee5-11e5-8d01-b05dfd9f00de}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume3
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 10B
locale en-US
osdevice partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume3
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {4db5eb7c-6ee3-11e5-9bc7-806e6f6e6963}

Windows Boot Loader

identifier {1d730379-6ee5-11e5-8d01-b05dfd9f00de}
device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume3
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Windows 10C
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence {1d73037a-6ee5-11e5-8d01-b05dfd9f00de}
recoveryenabled Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume3
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {1d730378-6ee5-11e5-8d01-b05dfd9f00de}
nx OptIn
bootmenupolicy Standard

C:\Windows\system32>
 

Terry60

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#2
The clean install seems to have added two entries.
What were they called before you renamed them ?
One seems to be a recovery option of some kind, possibly related to fast boot ?
On that topic, W10 fast boot does not fit well with dual-booting
Windows 8 (or 10) boot problems ? Please read this before posting
Turn it off if you intend to switch regularly between OSs and then you can delete either/both and add a new one.
It won't hurt the OS to delete and re-add BCD entries (as long as you don't delete all of them and leave yourself no way back into the PC)
 
#3
The clean install seems to have added two entries.
What were they called before you renamed them ?
One seems to be a recovery option of some kind, possibly related to fast boot ?
On that topic, W10 fast boot does not fit well with dual-booting
Windows 8 (or 10) boot problems ? Please read this before posting
Turn it off if you intend to switch regularly between OSs and then you can delete either/both and add a new one.
It won't hurt the OS to delete and re-add BCD entries (as long as you don't delete all of them and leave yourself no way back into the PC)
Thanks, Terry. I figured that solution out and was able to remove the duplicate entry. I appreciate the help.