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Windows 7: dual boot with XP as default- BCDEdit Denied

14 Jan 2009   #11

Win 10 Pro 64

I use Vista Boot Pro. It real easy to work with.

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14 Jan 2009   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Gary, not ot go OT; I'm from Alliance, Ohio....:)

Later Ted
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04 Feb 2009   #13

windows7 and xp

Hi Guys. I had a similar problem, except i wasn't able to use my arrow keys to select my OS. The boot manager clearly shows my two OS (XP and 7), but my keyboard was not responding at all. I know it works because I'm able to enter and edit my BIOS settings using it. I'm just wondering if anyone has come across this before and if they know how to fix it. EasyBCD worked like a charm and i was able to set the default to XP, I just don't want to have to keep changing these settings just to get into the other OS.

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04 Feb 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Is there a setting for USB keyboard in your Bios, if so make sure it's enabled and see if that works.
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05 Feb 2009   #15

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

Yes, that's the solution. If it's not called USB keyboard in your BIOS, look for USB Legacy support
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25 Jul 2009   #16

dual boot XP Home & Win 7 RC

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
LOL. I have just taken the time to read the OP. The answer to the only question asked (probably too late now!).
Open the Control Panel (Classic view).
Open "System" and (on the left) "Advanced System settings"
Press the "Advanced" tab and then "Startup and Recovery"
In the first item, you can alter your default boot OS and the time.
Hi There,
This is the way I changed my boot order, I was hoping to be able to delete an entry here. This bcedit looks a bit complicated to me I just wanted an easy way to remove an entry, going from triple boot to dual.
Some great info in this tutorial section.
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25 Jul 2009   #17

Windows Vista, Server 2008, Leopard, Suse

well bcdedit isn't that hard,

bcdedit (enter) will list all the entries in the store, note the identifier and write it down

then all you need to do is:

bcdedit /delete {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} /cleanup

where the value {xxx} is the identifier of the entry you want to remove.

Just run the cmd prompt as administrator ie. elevated.
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26 Jul 2009   #18

dual boot XP Home & Win 7 RC

Thank you very much for your help, but on this site I found a link to Easy BCD 1.7.2 exe, this was very easy, I just clicked on the entry I wanted to remove clicked delete and save in this utility and it was done, It has other useful gadgets also. I like it really simple didn't have to type a thing. I have limited vision so I would have most probably got something wrong.
Thank you.
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28 Sep 2009   #19

vista 64
dual boot with XP as default- BCDEdit Denied

Right click on the desktop select "new" select "shortcut" in the box type "CMD" and close. Then select the new shortcut, right click and select "run as administrator" the commands will now be accepted
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 dual boot with XP as default- BCDEdit Denied

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