Metro Bootloader

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  1. Posts : 17,247
    Windows 11 Pro
       #11

    Ztruker said:
    Seems this made the difference then????
    The Windows boot menu will take on the form of the last OS added to it, if it is added via installing Windows or the bcdboot command. Windows 7 did not have the metro bootloader. So, my guess is that the OP added Windows 7 to the boot menu after Windows 10, either by installing Windows 7 after Windows 10, or by adding Windows 7 to the boot menu after Windows 10 using a Windows command (bcdboot) or some third party program that invoked bcdboot to add it to the boot menu. This would cause the Windows 7 bootloader to be copied to the System partition.

    After Windows 7 was added after Windows 10, any attempts to simply enable the metro bootloader would fail because it was just not an option installed in the System partition. Running the bcdboot command from the Windows partition then rewrote the Windows 10 bootloader to the System partition which then restored the capability to enable the metro bootloader.
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  2. Posts : 13,933
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #12

    Thanks, squirreled that away for future reference.
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  3. Posts : 3,840
    Windows 3.1 to Windows 10
       #13

    Ztruker said:
    Thanks, squirreled that away for future reference.
    Me Too.........
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  4. Posts : 13,933
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #14

    This is my Electrophonic Online Memory Bank, AKA EOMB:

    Metro Bootloader-image.png

    It's a MySQl database with a PHP search engine, running under Apache. All hand written back when I still had the intelligence to do so. I look at the code now and I have no idea what most of it does, sigh ...
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  5. Posts : 19,209
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #15

    A great tool for multi OS boot
    Metro Bootloader-image.png
    It can be uninstalled when finished with it. All it does is what you would have to do manually here
    Metro Bootloader-image.png
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
       #16

    NavyLCDR said:
    When you are booted into Windows 10, run the following command in a Command Prompt (Admin):

    bcdboot C:\Windows /addlast /d
    I can confirm that this achieves the desired result of reinstating the Metro Bootloader. Thanks!
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