How to remove previous Windows version from boot menu

If you have installed two versions of Windows on your system and if you uninstall one of them later, even then you will see the entry of the previous of Windows too in the boot menu.This issue will appear even after installing the latest version for so many days. So, every time when you start you need to select the Operating System from the boot menu and hit on Enter button to boot into the PC.

Here in this post, we are going to show you how to remove the previous version of Windows entry from the boot menu, such that from now you no need to select the operating system in the boot menu.

How to remove previous Windows version from boot menu

  • Open Command prompt as an administrator. If you are using Windows 8 press Win+X keys, it will open Power User menu and from the option click on Command Prompt(Admin) option.
  • If you are using Windows 7, then search for cmd in the start menu and right click on the result and click on Run as administrator option.
  • Execute the following command in the command prompt,

This will let you know the currently installed and registered Operating System on your computer.

BCDEdit is the acronym of Boot Configuration Data Editor tool, which is a built-in utility which let you change the boot menu text, when your system is dual-booting same Windows version.

After executing BCDEdit, you will see Windows OS Legacy loader entry and in the description you can find Earlier version of Windows and you can delete it executing the below command.
bcdedit /delete {ntldr} /f


Just after executing the command you will get a success message. That’s it the changes will be reflected automatically and you can check whether the unnecessary entry has been removed or not from boot menu by restarting your system.

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