Windows 10: I can't get rid of dual boot option after installing RemixOs

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  1.    26 Feb 2018 #21

    You want to use a program such as MiniTool Partition Wizard to delete the existing EFI system partition. Once the existing EFI system partition is deleted, use diskpart to create a new FAT32 partition and bcdboot to put the Windows BCD back on it:

    diskpart
    select disk 2 <- that's the drive with the EFI system partition according to your screenshot in post #12
    create part pri
    format fs=fat32 quick
    assign letter=t
    exit
    bcdboot C:\Windows /s T: /f ALL
    exit
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  2. Posts : 2,346
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       26 Feb 2018 #22

    You don't need to use Minitool or diskpart to do this. Just open Admin command prompt and type:
    mountvol U: /s
    del /f /s /q U:\*.*
    bcdboot C:\Windows

    Reboot your PC
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  3.    26 Feb 2018 #23

    Or you can leave the remixos bootmanager where it is and reset the NVRAM to use MS bootmanager. From elevated cmd (not powershell):

    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \efi\microsoft\boot\bootmgfw.efi

    This just updates the Boot Manager path shown in your picture on post 12 to the Windows default.

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    When you install another OS they generally make another sub-directory in /EFI/ and set themselves to be loaded by default.
    Last edited by lx07; 26 Feb 2018 at 03:02. Reason: added picture
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  4.    26 Feb 2018 #24

    lx07 said: View Post
    or you can leave the remixos bootmanager where it is and reset the nvram to use ms bootmanager. From elevated cmd (not powershell):

    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \efi\microsoft\boot\bootmgfw.efi

    this just updates the boot manager path shown in your picture on post 12 to the windows default.

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    when you install another os they generally make another sub-directory in /efi/ and set themselves to be loaded by default.
    thank you!!
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  5.    26 Feb 2018 #25

    lx07 said: View Post
    Or you can leave the remixos bootmanager where it is and reset the NVRAM to use MS bootmanager. From elevated cmd (not powershell):

    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \efi\microsoft\boot\bootmgfw.efi

    This just updates the Boot Manager path shown in your picture on post 12 to the Windows default.
    AWESOME! I really need to learn more about bcdedit!
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  6.    26 Feb 2018 #26

    topgundcp said: View Post
    You don't need to use Minitool or diskpart to do this. Just open Admin command prompt and type:
    mountvol U: /s
    del /f /s /q U:\*.*
    bcdboot C:\Windows

    Reboot your PC
    This method works, but the lx07 one don't. Will post the result later.
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  7.    26 Feb 2018 #27

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    AWESOME! I really need to learn more about bcdedit!
    Actually I don't know much about it.

    I have to reset path as I use rEFInd. After every Windows or MacOS upgrade I have to run bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\refind\refind_x64.efi as both OS try to grab the loader for themselves. No Linux install tries the same trick it seems.

    You can set anything really - for example (the mountvol and dir are only to show you the contents - they are not needed):

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    I found rodsbooks good for EFI. MS documentation is limited (at least I can't find anything decent for bcdedit).

    MikeMecanic said: View Post
    This method works, but the lx07 one don't. Will post the result later.
    I suggest you open your own thread if you have a different problem.
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       26 Feb 2018 #28

    @MikeMecanic
    IMHO, the method I gave above will work every time you need to rebuild the EFI System partition which will rebuild everything from scratch, hence will delete all the multiple entries of "Windows Boot Manager" and all the junk left over from RemixOS as shown in post #14.

    If you open the Admin Command, copy and paste the 3 commands. It will take less than 2 seconds to complete the task.
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  •    27 Feb 2018 #29

    [Solved] Removing Grub Alongside Win 10 in UEFI Mode


    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    Secure Boot, Fast Boot and Fast Startup are enabled.

    I made a few fresh installs of Kylin xx. 3 alongside 16299.248. For testing purposes, related partitions were deleted immediately after.

    The given command lines by lx07 (post# 27) didn't work (boot loader was still there), but Topgun method is unbeatable (post# 22) = no leftover = restores Win Boot Loader default.

    To get rid of Grub or Linux boot loader, after deleting partitions and resizing C: or D: drive, open Command Prompt in Admin mode:

    1. mountvol U: /s
    2. del /f /s /q U:\*.*
    3. bcdboot C:\Windows
    4. Restart

    As shown in terminal:

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.16299.248]
    (c) 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    C:\Windows\system32>mountvol U: /s
    C:\Windows\system32>del /f /s /q U:\*.*
    U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD
    The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\kd_02_10df.dll
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\kd_02_10ec.dll
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\kd_02_1137.dll
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\kd_02_14e4.dll
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\kd_02_15b3.dll
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\kd_02_1969.dll
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\kd_02_19a2.dll
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\kd_02_1af4.dll
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\kd_02_8086.dll
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\kd_07_1415.dll
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\kd_0C_8086.dll
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\kdstub.dll
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\boot.stl
    Deleted file - U:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
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    C:\Windows\system32>bcdboot C:\Windows
    Boot files successfully created.
    C:\Windows\system32>exit
    -Restart

    +1 @Topgun. The process rewrites the UEFI partition in a few seconds and is easier than Legacy mode: bootrec.exe /fixmbr. D:\ is Quick Access location.
    Thanks a lot.
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  •    27 Feb 2018 #30

    Post # 27 and # 23


    @lx07

    Unless a command line does not fit the SSD drive setup, no luck with this one.

    Code:
    C:\Windows\system32>mountvol s: /s
    C:\Windows\system32>dir /d s: \efi
     Volume in drive S has no label.
     Volume Serial Number is 1007-8D64
     Directory of S:\
    [EFI]
                   0 File(s)              0 bytes
                   1 Dir(s)      70,973,440 bytes free
     Volume in drive C has no label.
     Volume Serial Number is 183D-7DF0
     Directory of C:\
    File Not Found
    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \efi\microsoft\boot\bootmgfw.efi
    The operation completed successfully.
    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /set {bootmgr} description "lx07"
    The operation completed successfully.
    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /set {bootmgr} locale en-US
    The operation completed successfully.
    C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {bootmgr}
    device                  partition=S:
    path                    \efi\microsoft\boot\bootmgfw.efi
    description             lx07
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {globalsettings}
    default                 {current}
    resumeobject            {e3fa3c6c-1ad8-11e8-b75e-ef40ac52c37b}
    displayorder            {current}
    toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
    timeout                 30
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {current}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \Windows\system32\winload.efi
    description             Windows 10
    locale                  en-us
    inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
    isolatedcontext         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \Windows
    resumeobject            {e3fa3c6c-1ad8-11e8-b75e-ef40ac52c37b}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    C:\Windows\system32>exit
    -Restart


    The''Grub''pseudo-terminal was still there after restart. Same for the command line in post #23. <<Topgun>> method is best, not to say faster and easier

    Note: See solution in post# 29.
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