Methods to Remove Windows® Boot Manager
Are you curious to learn about the role of Windows Boot Manager and the tips to remove it?
Windows Boot Manager is a utility that helps users to boot the operating system used in the system. Windows Boot Manager is capable of booting all versions of Microsoft Windows, like Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. The utility has the capability to install itself into Master Boot Record which is the primary partition or on the disk. Before installing the Windows Boot Manager, users may need to test it. Sometimes, due to multiple operating systems, users may encounter problems within the boot sector. In some cases, the operating system installed may replace the existing boot information on its own. In such cases, you may need to remove or disable Windows Boot Manager.
Following are some information about Windows Boot Manager and different methods or techniques to remove it:
- Using Command Prompt
- Remove Boot option
- Disable Boot Selection Menu
Using Command Prompt
The foremost step to remove the Windows Boot Manager is by using the Command Prompt. For this, click the 'Start' button and then click 'Run' option. When the command box appears, you need to type 'sysdm.cpl' and click 'Enter'. After this process, click the 'Advanced' tab and then the 'Settings' option from the 'Start up and Recovery' option. From System Start up, select 'Edit' option. After this, delete the lines pertaining to the operating system entry that you want to remove. Hence, you can remove the Windows Boot manager.
Remove Boot option
Go to the 'Start' button and select 'My Computer'. Right click on 'My Computer' and select 'Properties' in order to open 'System Properties' dialog box. After this, select 'Advanced' tab from the System Properties box. From Start up and Recovery section, click 'Settings'. Then, you need to click on 'Edit' present in the 'System start up' section in order to open Boot.ini file. Delete the 'Boot.ini' files of that operating system which you need to remove from Windows Boot Manager. After that, save from file menu and close 'Boot.ini file and reboot the system.
For removing Windows Boot Manager, users can also approach the Boot Selection Menu. From this, you can remove Windows Boot Manager. For this, click 'Start' menu button and type 'cmd' in the 'Search Programs' box. After this, it may list numerous programs and from the results users have to right-click the 'cmd' listing from the search results. After clicking, choose 'Run as Administrator' in order to open the black Command Prompt box. Type all necessary information into the Command Prompt box and press 'Enter'. This may display Boot Configuration Data store of that operating system which you want to remove. After this, confirm the action and restart the system.
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