two boot system - how to delete old one !

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  1. joshuac


    Jan 13, 2011
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    re partition drive or format
    joshuac, Jan 27, 2011
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  2. joshuac


    Jan 27, 2007
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    Northern Virginia, USA
    For an actually helpful reply ... read the following (from a TechNet post):

    From the response created by a Microsoft engineer:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Type the three letters cmd into the Search box.
    3. Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter
    4. Click on Run as Administrator.
    5. Type the following commands:

    Type bcdedit /enum in the command prompt, this gives you the list of entries present for the Operating System.

    A boot entry consists of 4 main elements:
    1. Identifier: The identifier is how the system has named the boot entry.
    2. Device: The device is the drive or virtual image that the system will use to boot the boot entry.
    3. Path: The path is the location on the device where the bootloader file is found.
    4. Description: The description is the friendly name we give to our boot entry, e.g. "Windows Vista"

    To change the name of the entry, you have to make a note of the Identifier for which you need to change.
    Type bcdedit /set {type the identifier name} description “enter new name”.

    To change the order of the Entry, follow the commands below:
    Type bcdedit /displayorder {type the identifier name} /addfirst

    Refer the link for more bcd commands:
    BCDEdit Command-Line Options:
    WAW8, Jan 27, 2011
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