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Get Rid Of The Previous Os From Boot Menu


Ok i was running the release candidate version of windows 7. I bought the home premium version from microsoft.com. I tried to install the hp version using the "custom" method and everytime i start my computer, i get a screen that asks which os i want to run. How do i get rid of the previous os, the rc?

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