If you recently installed a new version of Windows next to a previous one, your computer will now show a dual-boot menu in the Windows Boot Manager screen from where you can choose which Windows versions to boot into: the new version or the earlier version.
In this article, learn how to remove the dual-boot menu for the following Windows versions: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
Fix #1: Open msconfig
Using the msconfig utility tool allows you to select which version of Windows you’d like to boot directly into when you restart your computer.
Follow these steps:
- Click Start
msconfigin the search box or open Run
- Go to Boot
- Select which Windows version you’d like to boot into directly
- Press Set as Default
- You can delete the earlier version by selecting it and then clicking Delete
- Click Apply
- Click OK
- Restart your computer
If you choose to delete a version from the Boot tab of
msconfig, that Windows version won’t be deleted, but it won’t be displayed on the Windows Boot Manager screen.
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This Windows-related knowledgebase article applies to the following operating systems:
- Windows XP (all editions)
- Windows Vista (all editions)
- Windows 7 (all editions)
- Windows 8 (all editions)
- Windows 8.1 (all editions)
- Windows 10 (all editions)