Start screen suggests I have 2 versions of Win10 ver 2004 - why?

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  1. Posts : 5
    win10 2004
       #1

    Start screen suggests I have 2 versions of Win10 ver 2004 - why?


    I put a clean install of Win10 (2004) on an ssd drive.

    I then wiped the hard drive that came with the machine.

    When I start the computer I see a screen saying that Win10 is on 2 different volumes. Selecting the default works fine, but why am I been giving a choice when as far as I know I only installed Win10 once.

    Why the choice and can I eliminate it?

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 6,905
    windows 10
       #2

    Welcome to the forum. Did you install with a second hard drive present if you did and it was a Windows drive that's were it's picked it up from
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  3. Posts : 5
    win10 2004
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Samuria said:
    Welcome to the forum. Did you install with a second hard drive present if you did and it was a Windows drive that's were it's picked it up from
    I only have the ssd drive with the clean win10 install, and the wiped harddrive.
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  4. Posts : 6,905
    windows 10
       #4

    Was the 2 windows menus there when there was only one drive or di dit apear when you connected the second drive
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  5. Posts : 5
    win10 2004
    Thread Starter
       #5

    OK - here's what I did.
    The computer came with one harddrive with Win10 installed.
    I installed the ssd, then put a clean win10 os on the ssd from a usb stick with Windows from the media creation tool.
    I removed the usb, restarted to the boot menu, chose the ssd drive.
    Then i did a full wipe of the original harddrive.
    When I go to the boot menu, the only choice I have is Windows boot manager.
    When I start the computer I get a screen with 2 boxes on it, suggesting that Windows is present on 2 volumes.
    It defaults to the top box. I just want it to automatically boot to the ssd drive without giving me a choice.


    Samuria said:
    Was the 2 windows menus there when there was only one drive or di dit apear when you connected the second drive
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  6. Posts : 4,557
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    You didn`t say you removed the hard drive BEFORE you installed W10 on the new SSD.

    Try again

    Always, Always, Always, install windows with ALL OTHER DRIVES unplugged.
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  7. Posts : 5
    win10 2004
    Thread Starter
       #7

    AddRAM said:
    You didn`t say you removed the hard drive BEFORE you installed W10 on the new SSD.

    Try again

    Always, Always, Always, install windows with ALL OTHER DRIVES unplugged.
    OK - given that I didn't do what you say is necessary before installing the os on the ssd, is there any alternative to re-installing Win10 with the harddrive disconnected?
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  8. Posts : 3,840
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #8

    Open RUN and type msconfig
    go to the BOOT tab
    and remove the unwanted Boot Menu entry
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  9. Posts : 5
    win10 2004
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Kyhi said:
    Open RUN and type msconfig
    go to the BOOT tab
    and remove the unwanted Boot Menu entry
    msconfig fixed it. Thanks to you and everyone who took the time to reply. I will remember " Always, install windows with ALL OTHER DRIVES unplugged. "
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  10. Posts : 4,557
    Windows 10 Pro
       #10

    Ya I typed go to msconfig and remove it, but then I changed my reply, it`s a s simple as that.

    Thank You Kyhi
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