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Windows 7: Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?

20 Jun 2009   #61
Nosha

Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Try this:

With Vista drive as first in Bios boot order, boot 7 dvd - run startup repair.

That should put 7 entry in Vista Boot Configuration Data.

If you also want Vista in the boot menu option when you have 7 drive as the first HD in Bios boot order:

Set 7 drive as 1st in bios order

Boot into 7

Open an elevated command prompt and type:

bcdedit /copy {current} /d "Windows Vista"

It will return a long number in brackets - a GUID or identifier.

Type that, including brackets into the commands below ( Replace the D: with the Vista drive letter as seen when booted into 7)

Press enter after each command.

bcdedit /set {THE-GUID-YOU-GOT} device partition=D:

bcdedit /set {THE-GUID-YOU-GOT} osdevice partition=D:

close cmd prompt.

That's it.
i tried the part concerned with Vista as first boot hard drive, i booted to startup repair, and Windows 7 was added to startup list with a (recovered) label beside it, but it doesn't open..
when i press enter to choose it, another window opens and says an error about a file in system 32 (don't remember its name exactly but it was something with "loader" in it, i think..)
actually i tried the other thing about Windows 7 cmd thing, it didn't work either.. maybe i miswritten it, so am gonna try it again and tell you..


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20 Jun 2009   #62
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Could it be winload.exe?

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management window, like this:

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-diskmanagement2009-02-04_031947.jpg

And type bcdedit into elevated cmd prompt , press enter - then post a screenshot, like this:

Dual boot original Vista with Windows 7?-bcdedit2009-03-07_235226.jpg


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20 Jun 2009   #63
Frostbite

 

A handy tool for editing the Boot records in Vista/Windows 7 is EasyBCD.
Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
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20 Jun 2009   #64
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks Frostbite - better to learn how to do it manually.
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20 Jun 2009   #65
Frostbite

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Thanks Frostbite - better to learn how to do it manually.
Agreed
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20 Jun 2009   #66
Nosha

Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Could it be winload.exe?

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management window, like this:

Attachment 15095

And type bcdedit into elevated cmd prompt , press enter - then post a screenshot, like this:

Attachment 15094

here they are..


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20 Jun 2009   #67
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

This should work - if you get winload.exe is missing - it is probably because there is a mistype in the {GUID}

Open an elevated command prompt and type:

bcdedit /copy {current} /d "Windows Vista"

It will return a long number in brackets - a GUID or identifier.

Type that, including brackets into the commands below:

Press enter after each command.

bcdedit /set {THE-GUID-YOU-GOT} device partition=F:

bcdedit /set {THE-GUID-YOU-GOT} osdevice partition=F:

close cmd prompt.

Otherwise you could use Easybcd from here( it does exactly the same thing)

Download EasyBCD 1.7.2 - NeoSmart Technologies
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21 Jun 2009   #68
Nosha

Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium, 64-bit
 
 

hi there,
i know am kinda annoying, but would you please give a little hint about how to use this EasyBCD to get what i want?
'cause i tried some stuff inside it but none of them worked..

thanks.,
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