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Windows 7: F8 button not working for XP when Duol booting with 7

04 Apr 2012   #1
sonna22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
F8 button not working for XP when Duol booting with 7

if we duol boot 7 with xp , f8 option works fine for 7 , but it will not even give you the f8 option to xp advanced option,
i have tried 100s times not working, i know there are other options to get to xp safe mode for example, by Run msconfig etc , and another way is to hold power button when starting windows next time it will ask you for advaced boot options ,
but i just wanna know is it possible to bring this advaced option ,i mean press f8 button after selecting xp to go for advanced boot option when duel booting with 7 thanks in advance.


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04 Apr 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

please from win7 Elevated Command Prompt
bcdedit /enum all

post output
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04 Apr 2012   #3
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Post C:\boot.ini from winxp as well (hidden system file)
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04 Apr 2012   #4
sonna22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thank you for the reply
here it is:

Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /enum all

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=D:
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
integrityservices       Enable
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {8c799d4c-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
displayorder            {ntldr}
                        {8c799d4d-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
                        {current}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 5
custom:26000025         Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 7
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {8c799d4a-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
recoveryenabled         Yes
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {8c799d48-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
nx                      OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {8c799d4a-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
device                  ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\8c799d4a-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de4259
3e\Winre.wim,{8c799d4b-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
path                    \windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows Recovery Environment
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
osdevice                ramdisk=[C:]\Recovery\8c799d4a-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de4259
3e\Winre.wim,{8c799d4b-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
systemroot              \windows
nx                      OptIn
winpe                   Yes

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {8c799d4d-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
device                  partition=F:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows 8 Consumer Preview
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {8c799d4e-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
integrityservices       Enable
recoveryenabled         Yes
custom:17000077         352321653
osdevice                partition=F:
systemroot              \Windows
resumeobject            {8c799d4c-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
nx                      OptIn
custom:250000c2         1

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {8c799d4e-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
device                  ramdisk=[D:]\Recovery\8c799d4e-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de4259
3e\Winre.wim,{8c799d4f-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
path                    \windows\system32\winload.exe
description             Windows Recovery Environment
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
custom:15000065         3
custom:15000066         3
osdevice                ramdisk=[D:]\Recovery\8c799d4e-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de4259
3e\Winre.wim,{8c799d4f-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
systemroot              \windows
nx                      OptIn
custom:250000c2         1
winpe                   Yes

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier              {8c799d48-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description             Windows Resume Application
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice              partition=C:
filepath                \hiberfil.sys
debugoptionenabled      No

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier              {8c799d4c-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
device                  partition=F:
path                    \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description             Windows Resume Application
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {resumeloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {8c799d4e-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
recoveryenabled         Yes
custom:17000077         352321653
filedevice              partition=F:
filepath                \hiberfil.sys
custom:25000008         1
debugoptionenabled      No

Windows Memory Tester
---------------------
identifier              {memdiag}
device                  partition=D:
path                    \boot\memtest.exe
description             Windows Memory Diagnostic
locale                  en-US
inherit                 {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess         Yes
custom:17000077         352321653

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier              {ntldr}
device                  partition=D:
path                    \ntldr
description             Earlier Version of Windows

EMS Settings
------------
identifier              {emssettings}
bootems                 No

Debugger Settings
-----------------
identifier              {dbgsettings}
debugtype               Serial
debugport               1
baudrate                115200

RAM Defects
-----------
identifier              {badmemory}

Global Settings
---------------
identifier              {globalsettings}
inherit                 {dbgsettings}
                        {emssettings}
                        {badmemory}

Boot Loader Settings
--------------------
identifier              {bootloadersettings}
inherit                 {globalsettings}
                        {hypervisorsettings}

Hypervisor Settings
-------------------
identifier              {hypervisorsettings}
hypervisordebugtype     Serial
hypervisordebugport     1
hypervisorbaudrate      115200

Resume Loader Settings
----------------------
identifier              {resumeloadersettings}
inherit                 {globalsettings}

Device options
--------------
identifier              {8c799d4b-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
description             Ramdisk Options
ramdisksdidevice        partition=C:
ramdisksdipath          \Recovery\8c799d4a-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e\boot.sdi

Device options
--------------
identifier              {8c799d4f-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e}
description             Windows Recovery
ramdisksdidevice        partition=D:
ramdisksdipath          \Recovery\8c799d4e-65bb-11e1-8acf-c9d3de42593e\boot.sdi

C:\Windows\system32>
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04 Apr 2012   #5
sonna22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is C:\boot.ini from winxp

Code:
;
;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.
;
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /NOEXECUTE=OPTIN /FASTDETECT
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04 Apr 2012   #6
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Pressing F8 should take you to the boot menu, select your boot device, press enter and immediately F8 again, you should now be where you want tot be.
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04 Apr 2012   #7
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

in bootmenu where win7, win8 and Earlier Version of Windows is listed:
  1. select Earlier Version of Windows
  2. press enter. This starts ntldr.exe the boot manager of winxp. It's just the same as starting winxp on a machine with only winxp
  3. tap F8 very quickly
Does that work?
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04 Apr 2012   #8
sonna22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you so much you are totally right
We should tap F8 immediately after pressing enter , Previously i was taping F8 before presing enter obviously that's why it wouldn't bring up the advanced options , i didn't see that side of the picture ,but thanks to you i do now.

I appreciate your help , thank you so much
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04 Apr 2012   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sonna22 View Post
Thank you so much you are totally right
We should tap F8 immediately after pressing enter , Previously i was taping F8 before presing enter obviously that's why it wouldn't bring up the advanced options , i didn't see that side of the picture ,but thanks to you i do now.

I appreciate your help , thank you so much
win7 and win8 do use bootmgr.exe and bcd bootmenu. Select win7 or win8 and tap f8 .. works.

But winxp uses ntldr.exe which understands f8 as well. but you first have to run ntldr.exe so select earlier version of windows and press enter.

See it as a jump to the winxp bootloader. Clear?
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04 Apr 2012   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

to rename the bootentry Earlier Version of Windows:

Code:
 
bcdedit /set {ntldr} description "Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
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