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Windows 7: bcd file

13 Sep 2009   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
bcd file

Hi. I've just added Win 7 RTM. For a short while, I had the Win 7 evaluation copy too but I removed it after making the drive which held the RTM version 'active'. Before I formatted the other drive, I copied over the 'Boot folder' and 'boot file' as well as using the bcdedit /export:C\boot\bcd command.

So I now have just the one OS. But sitting on the C drive is a 36KB file called bcd. Is that normal or should I delete it?

Many thanks.

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13 Sep 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooksahib View Post
Hi. I've just added Win 7 RTM. For a short while, I had the Win 7 evaluation copy too but I removed it after making the drive which held the RTM version 'active'. Before I formatted the other drive, I copied over the 'Boot folder' and 'boot file' as well as using the bcdedit /export:C\boot\bcd command.

So I now have just the one OS. But sitting on the C drive is a 36KB file called bcd. Is that normal or should I delete it?

Many thanks.
bcdedit is a loader editor. If you no longer are dual booting, and dont have a menu when you boot up, then you can delete it. there is a tutorial on bcdedits use in the tut's section here @SF

Ken
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13 Sep 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here's the tutorial, at the link below.


BCDEDIT - How to Use
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13 Sep 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

thanks ted, I should have done that myself but I managed to hose my bookmarks

Ken
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13 Sep 2009   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Many thanks gentlemen.
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13 Sep 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
thanks ted, I should have done that myself but I managed to hose my bookmarks

Ken


No probe Ken, I've used it quite a bit for myself and I know right where it is.


You're welcome pooksahib.
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