Windows 7 Boot question

I'm really stuck and hope someone is able to help me. I am not a COMPUTER expert, so please be patient.

I'm helping a friend with his HP notebook which they got the upgrade to windows 7. (Part of a HP agreement were going here in New Zealand). I have it loaded to the top and things went well.

When I restart or start the laptop now, it comes up with a screen that says:

Choose an operating system to start, or press TAB to select the tool:

It gives me 2 options:

Installation of Windows

Windows 7

If I let it run windows setup it just flows in a loop and keeps restarting itself. (I tried to boot with the CD and the CD on but same result).

If I tab down and select Windows 7 it starts very well and windows works.

I managed to activate windows with the etc button so it's all sorted out on that side.

I also ran the memory tool (one of the options on the home screen), and she came back without error.

Can someone please help me to get the laptop to boot in Windows 7 and get rid of this first screen automatically.

Thanks a lot for your help.



You are in a situation of dual boot with Boot Manager. Usually Boot Manager is used to give you a way to get back in case something goes wrong during installation.  In your case, the installation program is not cleaned after installation.

You must assign the default value of the Windows 7 boot partition.  I use EASYBCD (it's free) to manage the default starting value.  Disk management Windows 7 can also be used.

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