Can not eliminate the UNetbootini boot manager from my Windows 7

Asked by Guillermo Diaz Delgado on 2010-06-23

I tryed to install a Fedora 12 "frugal installation" on my 32-bits Windows 7 Pro but I couldn't do it because the linux installer didn't find the ISO image on the partition I told it. So I quit the installation procedure and my computer powered-off,. When I powered-on my computer again the UNetbootin boot manager didn't ask me to remove the UNetbootini, so I did it manually from the Remove Programs option of the Control Panel; I did it successfully, but when I restart my computer, the UNetbootini was still there!! It is annoying to have this, so I want to eliminate this from my computer, but I can not find any information about how to do this.

Thank you very much for your kindly answer

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Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said : #1

I removed the auto-uninstall feature from UNetbootin because it was causing some anti-virus products (Kaspersky) to raise false alarms. Anyhow, I wasn't able to reproduce this issue (is it just the boot entry or were other files, apart from c:\unetbtin.exe, still left on the hard drive?), but you should be able to remove the boot entry by running bcdedit in the command line, and using the delete flag, as described at ie use "bcdedit" to see the entry listing, see the id for the UNetbootin entry, which will look something like {24972-29572-...}, then "bcdedit /delete {24972-29572-...}" (substituting in the id appropriately) to delete it.

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