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Windows 7: Change a partitions boot path

24 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Change a partitions boot path


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,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2012   #2

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.1 MATE, W10 Home 1703, W10 Pro 1703 VM, #All 64 bit

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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2012   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

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




I don't think BCDedit can do this not does EasyBCD that I can see.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2012   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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

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