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Old 08-21-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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Exclamation Linux_within_windows uninstalled but won't leave bootscreen


HI,
I would love to know how I can remove linux option from the windows bootscreen. I installed Mint14 inside windows and then decided to give it its own drive, so created a new partition and installed it on that as an independent OS. Now, after I removed the mint14 program from windows programs and features, it still shows up as an option in windows bootscreen.
Kinda annoying, coz I choose Win& once in GRUB , then I choose Win7 again...
I have tried BCD editiing by the common methods(cmd, msconfig, easybcd) and surprisingly, there is no entry concerned with Linux anywhere. So, i'm in a fix.
Please help in any way u can.

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ChanC
 
Old 08-22-2014, 03:20 PM   #2
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Mint4win installing Mint inside windows creates an entry in whatever the windows boot file is which then chainloads to Grub on Mint.
You indicate that you have since installed Mint on its own partition and also that you have windows 8 and windows 7. Which windows did you install Mint on? Have you checked bcdedit or whatever the file is on both windows for an entry for Mint.

Are you booting your systems with the Grub bootloader from Mint then selecting windows 8 or windows 7?
Ddo you now have Mint on its own partition? You're not using Mint 14 are you? It's no longer supported and neither is mint4win and is not expected to work on a system with windows 8.
 
Old 08-22-2014, 03:41 PM   #3
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I assume this should work but if you have a current working system and is only an annoyance it may be better to leave it. Be sure you have backup and recovery media before you start this. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe...re-windows.htm

If you did do a wubi, the directions say to use windows un-installer to correct it back to original I believe.
 
Old 08-22-2014, 03:48 PM   #4
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If you did do a wubi, the directions say to use windows un-installer to correct it back to original I believe.
That's my understanding also, that you remove it the same way you would any application from the Control Panel, Add/Remove Software. Don't know if that's still what it is called. I'm not sure why the OP doesn't have an entry for windows in EasyBCD. Whenever I used it, that was always the first entry. Probably need bootinfoscript output to give any realistic advice.
 
Old 08-24-2014, 12:35 AM   #5
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The setup is dualboot windows7-linuxmint14
So, I startup my system, and see a black screen with three options viz.:
1. Linux Mint
2. Linux Mint(Recovery mode)
3. Windows 7

So, now I choose windows 7 and press enter, which leads to windows OS selection screen, where I get two options viz.
1. Windows 7
2. Linux

Now,
This second linux option appeared coz of mint4win as I was just testing it out. Till then the first screen was not present at all.It was just this second screen.
But, after I uninstalled mint from inside windows 7, this should disappear.

@yancek Mint 14 is now on a separate partition, with its own format and dosent open into windows. Non-ntfs partition. Also, the grub 2 bootloader was created by mint since I opted to create a dualboot sys during mint installation from LiveCD
@jefro I did use wwindows un-installer to remove the said program and it was successful(almost). For building BCD, I did try every single one of those methods mentioned. All it did was tell me that there is just one OS on my system. And that is why I'm troubled. Can't seem to find a cause for the problem, and hence its solution.
 
  


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