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So when I copy&pasted my c drive as a backup before I reinstall, Bios detects 2 os's

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It detects the following:

Windows 7
(Recovered)

In case my formatting isn't clear enough, those are two different OS titles that appear in that vertical order, and if I choose "(recoverd)", I get an error.

It turns out that (recoverd) OS is actually the remains of my C:\\ drive backup

I didn't back up ALL of the C:\\ drive, only the 2 program files folders, programdata, users, and the folder called Windows (which was a mistake).

When I uncheck "hide protected OS files" in folder options, I see that there is a boot folder, a system volume folder, and a bootmgr file in my D:\\ drive, I assume if those can get deleted, the (recoverd) OS will not appear as an option. Of course Windows won't let me
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I wasn't aware BIOS could detect the OS.

Anyways, Start+R - msconfig - Boot tab
Then delete the extra one.
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Ok thanks
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