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  1.    22 Apr 2018 #1

    How to add a boot entry for windows 7?


    Hi,
    The title sums it up really, I have managed to install windows 7 along side windows 10 but on a separate hard drive. When I booted the first time I couldn't see windows 7 in the boot menu.
    Could someone please tell me how to add a boot entry for windows 7?

    Thank you.
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  2.    22 Apr 2018 #2

    In windows 10, note the drive letter of Windows 7 partition e.g. F, open an admin command prompt and type

    bcdboot F:\windows (change F as appropriate).
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  3.    22 Apr 2018 #3

    That's good thank you but how to get Windows 10 style dual-boot screen
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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       22 Apr 2018 #4

    gremar said: View Post
    That's good thank you but how to get Windows 10 style dual-boot screen
    Admin Cmd Prompt:


    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard
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  5. topgundcp's Avatar
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       22 Apr 2018 #5

    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard
    @f14tomcat . This won't do it. OP does not have problem which one will boot first, his problem is he did not get a GUI boot screen.

    @OP,
    Boot up Windows 7 then do the same thing as before:
    bcdboot X:\Windows where X: is the drive letter of Windows 10.
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       22 Apr 2018 #6

    topgundcp said: View Post
    @f14tomcat . This won't do it. OP does not have problem which one will boot first, his problem is he did not get a GUI boot screen.

    @OP,
    Boot up Windows 7 then do the same thing as before:
    bcdboot X:\Windows where X: is the drive letter of Windows 10.
    Sorry, guess I misunderstood.

    OP said: That's good thank you but how to get Windows 10 style dual-boot screen , I thought he meant the Metro style like this:



    #3 > https://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable...-in-windows-8/
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  7.    22 Apr 2018 #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Admin Cmd Prompt:


    bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard
    And, I'm pretty sure you have to do so on both OS's.
    Last edited by Edwin; 23 Apr 2018 at 04:15.
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  8.    22 Apr 2018 #8

    When booted into Windows 10, open a Command Prompt (Admin) and run:

    Bcdboot C:\Windows

    That will get the Windows 10 graphical boot menu back.
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  9. topgundcp's Avatar
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       23 Apr 2018 #9

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    When booted into Windows 10, open a Command Prompt (Admin) and run:

    Bcdboot C:\Windows

    That will get the Windows 10 graphical boot menu back.
    What's the difference between this and post #5. They both accomplish the same thing depending on what OS is currently running.
    bcdboot will set the system to use Winload.exe (MBR)/Winload.efi(UEFI) version from Windows 10.
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  10. Comp Cmndo's Avatar
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       25 Apr 2018 #10

    Use EasyBCD ver 2.3 (free)
    EasyBCD Basics
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