I installed Windows 7 over a Windows XP installation (formatting my partition in the process). Now, when I boot, I get the "Windows Boot Manager" screen, asking me to choose between "Earlier Version of Windows" and "Windows 7." Choosing "Earlier Version of Windows" doesn't work (not that I'd want it to anyway), so how can I get rid of this screen altogether?
While Stanley's method works, it's only a workaround. Here's a guide how to actually delete the entry. I have one thing to add (in case you mess something up): Before you use the "bcedit /delete" command, use "bcedit /export" to backup your current Boot Manager config.
Go to the "Run" prompt and type "msconfig" (without double quotes) In the next window, go to the Boot tab and check that there is only one option. Remove the unnecessary options. This should solve the problem. If it doesn't, take a peep into c:\boot.ini. However, take a backup of the file first in a safe location. Use this Microsoft URL for more help and info
- Right Click "My Computer"
- Click Advanced
- Click Startup and Recovery
- Choose Default Operating System and Uncheck "Time To Display Operating Systems"