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Windows 7: Adding VHD to the Boot menu

16 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7
Adding VHD to the Boot menu

Hello I am reading the MCTS 70-680 book for configuring windows 7

when I type in bcdedit /copy (current) /d "myvhd" I get the specified entry identifier is not valid

Does anyone have any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Are you using () instead of {} ?

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C:\Windows\system32>bcdedit /copy /?

This command creates a copy of the specified boot entry.

bcdedit [/store <filename>] /copy {<id>} /d <description>

    <filename>      Specifies the store to be used. If this option is not
                    specified, the system store is used. For more information,
                    run "bcdedit /? store".

    <id>            Specifies the identifier of the entry to be copied.
                    For more information about identifiers, run
                    "bcdedit /? ID".

    <description>   Specifies the description to be applied to the new entry.


The following command creates a copy of the specified operating system boot

    bcdedit /copy {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} /d "Copy of entry"

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7

Cheers for your help dude yeah i was using ( instead of { doh! :-)
Where abouts are you? Im in the UK?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

You're welcome.

If you look under my avatar on the left, you will see that I'm from Doncaster.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7
Unable to follow step 3 on page 108

Hi dude Im trying to follow step 3 on page 108 of the mcts 70-680 book

I typed in bcdedit /set <27edffaa-c16f-11df-8b11-cba319331923> partition w:

But I keep getting The system cannot find the file specified

Do you have any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Check your command format. For the example you show above, it should read as follows:

bcdedit /set {27edffaa-c16f-11df-8b11-cba319331923} device partition=w:
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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