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, and 10.

Example of Dual Boot Menu

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:

  1. Click Start
  2. Type mscofig in the search box or open Run
  3. Go to Boot
  4. Select which Windows version you’d like to boot into directly
  5. Press Set as Default
  6. You can delete the earlier version by selecting it and then clicking Delete
  7. Click Apply
  8. Click OK
  9. 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.

More Information

Support Links

Applicable Systems

This Windows-related knowledgebase article applies to the following operating systems:



    Propose an edit