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Windows 7: how to make os option menu appear in a dual boot pc?

2 Days Ago   #51
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

Mam,
Now that we have installation media, we would plug out all other external media (CD/DVDs, External hard disks, Pen drives but the one!) & try to boot into the pen drive using one time boot menu (pressing F8). There we will check whether we can make it if we need/decide to restore the system image.
This part has two sections mainly. First section will be to go for the 'Repair Your computer' instead of 'Install now' & reach the 'Advanced Options' screen. The Second section would be to access 'System Image Rescovery' functionality, choose the image, verify its info and
finally come out with 'Cancel'
Here we go :

First Section :
Unplug all the external media but the one & follow :
Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
And then :

how to make os option menu appear in a dual boot pc?-startup-options-1-.jpg

how to make os option menu appear in a dual boot pc?-startup-options-2-.png

('Reset this PC' may not be available)

how to make os option menu appear in a dual boot pc?-advanced-options-.jpg

('Start-up Settings' may not be available )

Second section :

Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment | Windows 10 Tutorials
Here :
Step 1 : Click on System Image Recovery : OK
Step 2 : On the Choose an account to continue screen click the name of the account you will use to restore the image : Choose the same Admin a/c , the one used to make the system image.
Step 3 : Enter the password for the chosen account : OK
Step 4 : Select a system image backup : By default the Use the latest available system image (recommended) option is selected : Check & verify the date, time,etc. And press 'Next >'
Step 5 :At this point you will be asked if you would like to Choose additional restore options : Nothing to do here! press 'Next>'
Step 6 :Check your image choice is correct and click Cancel : Click Cancel

That's it!

Let us know that you reached there.

Thanks & Regards. ...




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2 Days Ago   #52
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

Hi ,

I assume that you made there. Though we have prepared for extreme conditions, we know they are rare & there are always some quick things to do before finally reverting to a past system image , depending upon the problem.

EasyBCD is a very handy utility for changing/editing/troubleshooting boot options without using command line. So, here we would use it to add boot menu entry for windows 7 in the windows boot manager. But, before making any changes, we would backup the present configuration/settings so that we can revert back to it if needed! So, close all apps, eject all the external media, install EasyBCD in windows 10 & launch it.
Note : Whenever you launch EasyBCD on a UEFI system ( as her win 10 ), it will pop up warning box. But there is nothing to fear. Just click 'OK' & proceed.

1. Backing up the configuration :

how to make os option menu appear in a dual boot pc?-easybcd-backup.jpg

As shown in the image :
(1) Click 'BCD Backup/Repair' in the left pane.
(2) choose the location,name for the backup & make a note of it.
Don't change the extension & let it have .bcd as extension.
(3) Click 'Backup Settings'
That's the backup.

2. Add Boot Menu Entry :

how to make os option menu appear in a dual boot pc?-easybcd-add-entry.jpg

As shown in the image :
(1) Click 'Add New Entry' on the left pane.
(2) Change the name at least as 'Windows 7'
(3) Select the drive letter for main windows 7 partition as it shows in the disk management of win 10!
(4) Click 'Add Entry'
(5) close EasyBCD
That's it!

Now restart the computer and look for the dual boot menu. Boot one by one into windows 10 & windows 7 and make sure everything is fine.
Get me a snapshot of the dual boot menu.

Let us know.

Thanks & Regards. ...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
1 Day Ago   #53
Amina Alomari

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vineet Garg View Post
Mam,
Now that we have installation media, we would plug out all other external media (CD/DVDs, External hard disks, Pen drives but the one!) & try to boot into the pen drive using one time boot menu (pressing F8). There we will check whether we can make it if we need/decide to restore the system image.
This part has two sections mainly. First section will be to go for the 'Repair Your computer' instead of 'Install now' & reach the 'Advanced Options' screen. The Second section would be to access 'System Image Rescovery' functionality, choose the image, verify its info and
finally come out with 'Cancel'
Here we go :

First Section :
Unplug all the external media but the one & follow :
Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
And then :

Attachment 404541

Attachment 404542

('Reset this PC' may not be available)

Attachment 404543

('Start-up Settings' may not be available )

Second section :

Troubleshoot Windows 10 failure to boot using Recovery Environment | Windows 10 Tutorials
Here :
Step 1 : Click on System Image Recovery : OK
Step 2 : On the Choose an account to continue screen click the name of the account you will use to restore the image : Choose the same Admin a/c , the one used to make the system image.
Step 3 : Enter the password for the chosen account : OK
Step 4 : Select a system image backup : By default the Use the latest available system image (recommended) option is selected : Check & verify the date, time,etc. And press 'Next >'
Step 5 :At this point you will be asked if you would like to Choose additional restore options : Nothing to do here! press 'Next>'
Step 6 :Check your image choice is correct and click Cancel : Click Cancel

That's it!

Let us know that you reached there.

Thanks & Regards. ...

Hello mr. Vinnet
There is a little misunderstanding here.
When i do this should i do it from my installed win10 on my hdd? Like the tutorial on the link you gave me?
Or should i do it from the pen drive as instructed at first? If so .. i did it from the pen drive and checked:
It doesnt show me an option of the account name. However it does go to the final step as you said. And finally i canceled it.


So i am done here right?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

1 Day Ago   #54
Amina Alomari

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vineet Garg View Post
Hi ,

I assume that you made there. Though we have prepared for extreme conditions, we know they are rare & there are always some quick things to do before finally reverting to a past system image , depending upon the problem.

EasyBCD is a very handy utility for changing/editing/troubleshooting boot options without using command line. So, here we would use it to add boot menu entry for windows 7 in the windows boot manager. But, before making any changes, we would backup the present configuration/settings so that we can revert back to it if needed! So, close all apps, eject all the external media, install EasyBCD in windows 10 & launch it.
Note : Whenever you launch EasyBCD on a UEFI system ( as her win 10 ), it will pop up warning box. But there is nothing to fear. Just click 'OK' & proceed.

1. Backing up the configuration :

Attachment 404552

As shown in the image :
(1) Click 'BCD Backup/Repair' in the left pane.
(2) choose the location,name for the backup & make a note of it.
Don't change the extension & let it have .bcd as extension.
(3) Click 'Backup Settings'
That's the backup.

2. Add Boot Menu Entry :

Attachment 404554

As shown in the image :
(1) Click 'Add New Entry' on the left pane.
(2) Change the name at least as 'Windows 7'
(3) Select the drive letter for main windows 7 partition as it shows in the disk management of win 10!
(4) Click 'Add Entry'
(5) close EasyBCD
That's it!

Now restart the computer and look for the dual boot menu. Boot one by one into windows 10 & windows 7 and make sure everything is fine.
Get me a snapshot of the dual boot menu.

Let us know.

Thanks & Regards. ...



I made a mistake in eadybcd.
I thought i should press on add new entry before i choose the name . So the result was mant boot options hhhhhh and they are all the same?
How can i undo that?


Attached Thumbnails
how to make os option menu appear in a dual boot pc?-img_20180720_164308-1488x1984.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
1 Day Ago   #55
Amina Alomari

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vineet Garg View Post
Hi ,

I assume that you made there. Though we have prepared for extreme conditions, we know they are rare & there are always some quick things to do before finally reverting to a past system image , depending upon the problem.

EasyBCD is a very handy utility for changing/editing/troubleshooting boot options without using command line. So, here we would use it to add boot menu entry for windows 7 in the windows boot manager. But, before making any changes, we would backup the present configuration/settings so that we can revert back to it if needed! So, close all apps, eject all the external media, install EasyBCD in windows 10 & launch it.
Note : Whenever you launch EasyBCD on a UEFI system ( as her win 10 ), it will pop up warning box. But there is nothing to fear. Just click 'OK' & proceed.

1. Backing up the configuration :

Attachment 404552

As shown in the image :
(1) Click 'BCD Backup/Repair' in the left pane.
(2) choose the location,name for the backup & make a note of it.
Don't change the extension & let it have .bcd as extension.
(3) Click 'Backup Settings'
That's the backup.

2. Add Boot Menu Entry :

Attachment 404554

As shown in the image :
(1) Click 'Add New Entry' on the left pane.
(2) Change the name at least as 'Windows 7'
(3) Select the drive letter for main windows 7 partition as it shows in the disk management of win 10!
(4) Click 'Add Entry'
(5) close EasyBCD
That's it!

Now restart the computer and look for the dual boot menu. Boot one by one into windows 10 & windows 7 and make sure everything is fine.
Get me a snapshot of the dual boot menu.

Let us know.

Thanks & Regards. ...



Hello , i could fix it using msconfig and deleting extra boot entries. Now its perfect


Many many thanks mr.Vineet for your help.


I have just 2 last questions:
1. The iso on my pen drive. Would i need it again? Bacause i thought i maight need this32gb drive for other uses and i ll specify another one for it.
2. Are the programs installed on win 7 executable in win 10? Or i should install them on win 10 as well?


Attached Thumbnails
how to make os option menu appear in a dual boot pc?-img_20180720_165640-1488x1984.jpg  
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1 Day Ago   #56
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

Hi Mam,
Cheers,
Its achieved, well done, Brilliant!
I will be posting tomorrow for some small clarifications.

Thanks & Regards. ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
1 Hour Ago   #57
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

Hello Mam,

1.The iso on my pen drive. Would i need it again? Because i thought i might need this 32 gb drive for other uses and i ll specify another one for it

To say truly, its your choice whether you dedicate a pen drive at all!

You have come to know that there are multiple ways to access 'System Image Recovery' functionality. Boot to Advanced Startup Options in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

But actually most are only the ways to access it from internal hard disk. If something goes wrong on hard disk, you may have to boot into an external media to access the functionality & That's what we prepared for. Obviously, That is not going to happen all the time & most of the time it will be just enough to use your internal hard disk for the purpose!

You said that you have windows 10 installation DVD. Keep it safe. That's also an external media just that its written on a DVD instead of a pen drive. Try to make there with it.

One more option is to make a system repair disk & keep it safe for such situation(s) :
Create System Repair Disc in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

One more option is to make a recovery drive & keep it safe. but that would again be dedicating a pen drive. Besides, if you want to make best use of it, you would need a pen drive as big as 32 to 64 GB. Create Recovery Drive in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
(The creation process & size of a recovery drive may be different depending upon the OEM. I have one with a USB 3.0 32 GB pen drive and kept it safely )

And If needed to make a pen drive installation media, you will need the ISO, a pen drive of at least 8 gb capacity, Rufus & a working windows system ( windows 7 or above )
.
2. Are the programs installed on win 7 executable in win 10? Or i should install them on win 10 as well?
Windows 10 & windows 7 are independent of each other. So, the programs needed in windows 10 should be installed in windows 10. Don't try to access windows 7 partition from within win 10.

3....

Thanks & Regards. ...
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