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Windows 7: BCD setting for win7 ult x64 disk0 & xp pro sp3 x32 disk1

20 Oct 2012   #1

BCD setting for win7 ult x64 disk0 & xp pro sp3 x32 disk1

Please, what is correct boot setting for the following laptop with 2 hard drives configuration using BCD 2.2 with following entries:
2 entries in bootloader

Default: Window 7 Ultimate (recovered)
Timeout: 10 seconds
Boot Drive: D:\

Entry #1
Name: Window 7 Ultimate (recovered)
BCD ID: (current)
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\System32\winload.exe

Entry #2
Name: Microsoft Windows XP
BCD ID: {357a846f-f9fa-11e1-9b5c-8bc8c45870c9}
Drive: D:\
Bootloader Path: \NST\ntldr

I installed windows xp pro sp-3 32 bit on the first hard drive.
Then, I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 on the second hard drive.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2012   #2

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP

Can you boot to XP ?
Can you boot to Win 7 ?

What happened to Win 7 to recover ?
Why is ntldr not in root folder ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2012   #3


Yes, I can boot to xp and also to win7. I am not certain whether I have the BCD 2.2 set up properly since there are choices available. When the laptop starts I have a boot default win7 on the first booting line and xp on the second line (not default). Considering the windows sequence installation XP first and win7 second is it ok to have the win7 default rather than the xp? I used to have Vista and xp on this laptop set up by the Pro-Star laptop manufacturer with xp default and Vista second boot choice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Oct 2012   #4

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP

You can always change listed order and make one of the entries the default.

There is no standard, fixed or recommended menu order or default entry.
The OS you use most could be first and default.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2012   #5


Thank you for the clarifications.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 BCD setting for win7 ult x64 disk0 & xp pro sp3 x32 disk1

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