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How To Remove Uninstalled Windows 10 From Dual Boot

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You can uninstall all the bloatware, remove the OS’ integration with OneDrive, and customize Windows 10 completely, but the update might still not cut it for you. If you installed Windows 10 just to test it out, and want to revert to Windows 7 or Windows 8, the method is pretty straightforward. Having said that, you still might want some help in getting rid of Windows 10 completely from your system. Uninstalled Windows 10 does leave an imprint of itself on your computer after you switch to Windows 7 / 8.  The dual boot menu at the start up still shows up, housing an entry for Windows 10. If you want to bypass this menu completely, and learn how to boot directly to your newly installed OS, there is a rather simple way.

Uninstalling Windows 10 from a computer is easy, and Microsoft has kept the option to do so almost in plain sight. In the Settings menu, there is an option named ‘Recovery’ under the Updates tab. In there, users can access the option to initiate the Windows 10 uninstall wizard.

Uninstalled Windows 10 Dual Boot

Uninstalled Windows 10 still won’t stop the dual boot menu from appearing each time you turn your computer on. To turn this menu off, the Windows 10 entry has to be deleted from dual boot. Here is how to do it.

Removing Uninstalled Windows 10 Entry From Dual Boot

  1. Go to the Start menu, and type ‘Run’ in the search box.
  2. In the Run command line, enter ‘MSCONFIG’. This brings up the menu that can be used to control a lot of boot up options of the system.
  3. Head to the ‘Boot’ tab of this section.
  4. Click ‘Delete’ after you have clicked the uninstalled Windows 10 entry in the menu.
  5. The Windows 10 entry has been removed now, but you will still see the dual boot menu on start up. To get rid of this, select the remaining OS entry and choose ‘Set as default’ from among the option below.
  6. Apply the changes and exit the MSCONFIG menu.

The process and instructions remain almost the same on both Windows 7 and Windows 8. If your uninstalled Windows 10 entry is still haunting the start up menu, go ahead and try the above instructions.