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Windows 7: BCDEDIT - How to Use

16 Aug 2011   #130

CentOS 5.6, Windows 7 Ultimate
multiple boot Windows 7

not a case. If I take away new_Windows_7 from first hdd, grub boots old_Windows_7 from second hdd no problem. CentOS boots at any case.
I did it, actually. Now I can boot all CentOS systems from Grub and transfer boot control to Windows Boot menu. I can start Windows 7 from 2nd drive now. Sure, from the 1st also. Both versions of Windows works from c:. I like the automation. Volume letter is changing depending on which system is active even in boot loader configuration. Cool.
It is done from administration cmd prompt, a couple of bcdedit commands.
I don't need a EasyBCD unless it's for free

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03 Sep 2011   #131

Windows 7 Home Premium x64


I bought a brand new laptop Asus Notebook K53 with Windows 7 Home Premium last week. The first thing I did is to make the system recovery DVD. Then, I have tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate. So I ran the boot CD of Win 7 Ultimate, notice that there were two partitions : RECOVERY (about 30 Gb) and another partition with aproximately 460 GB (in the user manual, it was clearly write to "DO NOT delete the partition named RECOVERY because it cannot be restore if deleted"). With those new informations, I formated my other partition and launch the installation of Windows 7 Ultimate and wait... At the end of the installation, all seems work and i'm able to use my laptop as well. When I restarted my laptop, the problem come: my computer boot on the initial Windows 7 Home Premium page and then restart! I have read about your tutorial for using multi boot but your examples are only with Windows XP (ntldr). By that, I really ask myself about what to do because it is sure that Windows 7 Ultimate is install but I don't know how to make my laptop booting on the good sector.

Hope you can help me,


PS: Sorry if my english can seems bad, i'm now learning the english
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17 Sep 2011   #132

7 Ultimate x64
elevated command prompt - run as admin makes no difference

When i right click "Run as Administrator" on the command prompt shortcut from the start menu, it opens a C:\users\<user>\ and not the System32 folder. (and then when i type "bcdedit" it doesnt recognize the command)

But when i right click "Run as Admin" on the actual cmd.exe in System32 (or just click open) it opens in the System32 folder (and in both cases, Admin or not, it runs "bcdedit")

What's possibly wrong with my system ?
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10 Jan 2012   #133

Windows 7 64bit

Hello everyone. After checking in the msconfig utility the option use original boot configuration and restarting the pc, i get the blue screen of death with the message bad_system_config_info. How can i change my msconfig through bcdedit. I read the tutorial and i cant understand what changes i should make.
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10 Jan 2012   #134

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Neuro, and welcome to Seven Forums.

OPTION THREE in the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

Safe Mode

Hope this helps,
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10 Jan 2012   #135

Windows 7 64bit

I am not able to access windows, not even in safe mode.
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10 Jan 2012   #136

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

That's fine. You should be able to also do so using a command prompt at boot from step 1. :)
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10 Jan 2012   #137

Windows 7 64bit

I have already done that.But still even booting in safe mode minimal gives me the blue screen.
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10 Jan 2012   #138

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

In that case, I would recommend to create a new thread about the BSOD issue in the Crashes and Debugging forum area for better specific help for it. I hope it will be able to get sorted soon for you. :)
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10 Jan 2012   #139

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi Neuro,

With reference to Advanced Boot Options, try Last Known Good Configuration (advanced).

If that doesn't work, you might need to refer to System Recovery Options
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