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Windows 7: create BCD with BCDedit

27 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7 x86
create BCD with BCDedit

hello fren...

I have a C: partition with the contents of windows xp
and I have a D: partition with the contents of windows 7
then I accidentally delete the C: partition in order to remove XP
then I made ​​the drive D: set of active primaries for the purpose of my laptop can boot into windows 7 directly.

(with active disk boot)

happens next is
BOOTMGR is missing

so I hv copied BOOTMGR file from BOOTMGR Active disk boot.
but next happens is BOOT\BCd bla.. bla.. bla..

I found that I delete the partition boot folder c:

any idea how i create my boot folder (with windows7 repair cmd of course).

some tutorials just explain usability of bcdedit /xxx or /xxx. hey my dear can help me step by step.
my eyes are hot read articles and tutorials or I have not found a proper reading

thanks for the prof.;

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27 Jan 2012   #2

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Take a look at this tutorial:
Partition : Recover Space Used by an Older OS
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27 Jan 2012   #3

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP

These two commands should do (booted to recovery console):
1. bootsect /nt60 ALL /force /mbr
2. bcdboot c:\windows

in command 2) - drive letter "c:" should correspond to your Windows 7 drive -
(check with "dir c:\windows", "dir d:\windows" ...)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

If Win 7 was installed on D: then removing the XP C: partition will render it unusable. You need to leave the C: or at least a small C: partition. Also, I think you need to change the last part of boyans answer to

2. bcdboot d:\windows

since that where Win 7 is.
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28 Jan 2012   #5

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP

It is not clear how Windows recovery environment is enumerating and mapping drives.

One is sure - Recovery environment is mapped to drive letter X:

To be sure which drive letter is mapped to Windows 7 partition - needed for the command "bcdboot" - you have to check using the "dir" command or some other way.

For this purpose it is always good to give partitions good symbolic names like "Win7-32", "XP-64"...
This is important when installing several versions of Windows.
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