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Windows 7: Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

11 Apr 2019   #220
seanincali

windows 7 64 bit but died. now i'm on windows 10 64 bit
 
 

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You can add a boot menu entry to your current bcd store using easybcd, or visualbcd, or bootice, or by using bcdedit commands.

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Also, Secure boot must be turned off in bios to boot win 7.
i've already disabled the secure boot and enabled the legacy boot when i first tried the cd boot option which didn't work for me

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11 Apr 2019   #221
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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it doesn't give me the option to reboot into windows 7
Have you added a boot menu entry?
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13 Apr 2019   #222
seanincali

windows 7 64 bit but died. now i'm on windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Have you added a boot menu entry?
is that soemthing different from what I have already done?

i've disabled the secure boot.

i've enable the legacy boot.

i've changed the order of the boot so that internal cd/dvd rom is the first boot device.

the computer asked me to confirm the boot device change, which I did.

now how do i add a boot menu item?
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13 Apr 2019   #223
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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I've tried rebooting and it doesn't give me the option to reboot into windows 7

To boot into windows 7, you need a boot menu entry that points at it.

You need a boot menu entry for each operating system (OS). Then you should be able to select which OS to boot into.

If you have OS on separate hard drives, then one way is to select which hard drive to boot from in bios. That assumes you have the necessary boot files and boot menu entry on each hard drive.

Another way is to use one hard drive to boot from. That hard drive would then need entries for both operating systems.

Try selecting the windows 7 hard drive in bios to boot from.

If your windows 7 was set up as bios boot rather than efi, then you should enable the legacy option in your bios, if you have one.
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