Change a partitions boot path


  1. Posts : 353
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #1

    Change a partitions boot path


    Hi!

    Here's the situation;

    I've got 2 partitions on my hard drive, C:\ has my Windows 7 Ultimate installed and Z:\ has Windows 7 Setup files. I've added a boot entry so that Z:\ can be booted and Windows 7 can be repaired or installed.

    There's one problem however, EasyBCD has added a boot entry and it's setting it to boot from Z:\Windows\System32\winload.exe but because it's setup files, it needs to boot from Z:\setup.exe



    How could I change the default boot path so that it boots from \setup.exe instead of \winload.exe?

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks,
    James.
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  2. Posts : 4,047
    W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.2 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit
       #2

    msconfig


    Can't you select it in msconfig?

    Start "msconfig" (type "msconfig" in the "Start Menu Search Box")
    Select your OS and click on the "Set as default" button.
    Change a partitions boot path-msconfig-boot-tab-default-os-.png

    If that won't do it, try this tutorial:
    BCDEDIT - How to Use
    BCDEDIT - How to Use

    I'd recommend creating a backup image, BEFORE messing around with BCDEDIT.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 24 Jan 2012 at 20:15. Reason: Link Added
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  3. Posts : 70,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #3
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  4. Posts : 6,285
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #4

    I don't think he wants to change a default OS. He wants to change the program that loads when that OS is selected to boot. In the example he gave, he wants to change

    Z:\Windows\System32\winload.exe

    to

    Z:\Windows\System32\setup.exe

    I don't think BCDedit can do this not does EasyBCD that I can see.
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  5. Posts : 70,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    That entry could be deleted, and just creat a new one with the correct path using EasyBCD.
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