09-05-2010, 06:31 PM
I recently installed Windows 8 Professional 32 bit on my PC. It has two internal hard disk drives, HDD 0 and HDD 1. Before Windows 8, I had Windows XP OS on HDD 0. I moved my WINXP OS to HDD 1, and installed a bran new empty HDD 0. Then I booted my Windows 8 Professional full version DVD and did a clean install to the bran new HDD 0. The install went OK, but unbeknown to me and without any prior warning, the Windows 8 install created a dual boot system. When I boot Windows 8 from HDD 0, I now get a black and white Windows Boot Manager screen with choices of “Earlier Version of Windows” or the highlighted default of “Windows 8”. The Windows 8 install also changed the boot area on my WINXP HDD 1. When I go into the BIOS boot screen and boot from my WINXP OS HDD 1, I get the same Windows Boot Manager screen with the same two choices. Is there any way to undo the dual boot Windows Boot Manager? I would like to get the boot area on my WINXP HDD 1 back to the way it was before the Windows 8 install and have a normal boot area on the Windows 8 HDD 0. I don’t want to remove or uninstall WINXP or Windows 8, I just want to be able to boot from either one via the BIOS normally (without Windows Boot Manager) like the way I could before the Windows 8 install.