Boot Select Screen?

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  1. Layback Bear's Avatar
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       #21

    alphanumeric said:
    The missing dual boot menu can happen if you had unplugged your other hard drive when you installed 10. If it can't see the other OS it won't setup the dual boot. I know most here know that, just a FYI post for the less tech savvy that may read this thread. Some will unplug the other drive so that they can't accidently install to the wrong drive or partition and mess things up. Then wonder why they can't easily boot to the other OS.
    I understand that it shouldn't happen that way. That is why I called it magic.
    The only thing I can figure is somehow it picked up the other operating system through the bios. I didn't think that was possible.
    The way I describe the method I used is absolutely the way I did it. I can not explain how I ended up with a dual boot choice.

    It might be but I can't be sure the reason is the way my boot order is set.
    I set my boot order to check usb and cd/dve for bootables before booting into W-7. When it seen a bootable dvd before it seen W-7 the bios didn't see anything out of order.
    As far as the bios was concerned W-7 was still there but the dvd beat it to the boot.
    Last edited by Layback Bear; 17 Oct 2014 at 22:32.
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  2. badrobot's Avatar
    Posts : 5,258
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #22

    I installed Win 10TP with all the other drives unplugged. But it's easy to make boot selector. No need to install easybcd. I just plug in win 10 and win 7 SSDs, boot on my Macrium USB rescue media. Run "Fix boot menu", select which drive to be the default OS to boot from, click finish, restart, tadaaa....
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  3. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #23

    Excellent

    Unplugging any other drives is always the best method, and you`ve given everyone another method to create a boot screen.
    Last edited by AddRAM; 17 Oct 2014 at 23:34.
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  4. badrobot's Avatar
    Posts : 5,258
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #24

    AddRAM said:
    Excellent

    Unplugging any other drives is always the best method, and you`ve given everyone another method to create a boot screen.
    Thanks!
    And thanks for the rep, too.

    I tried the EasyBCD method once before but it's kind of hit or miss sometimes. Sometimes it boots up straight without giving you a boot selector screen. The Macrium way I discovered works better so far.

    Cheers!
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  5. CountMike's Avatar
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    W10+Developer Insider + Linux
       #25

    badrobot said:
    Thanks!
    And thanks for the rep, too.

    I tried the EasyBCD method once before but it's kind of hit or miss sometimes. Sometimes it boots up straight without giving you a boot selector screen. The Macrium way I discovered works better so far.

    Cheers!
    Just have to make sure that default boot menu time is higher than zero. I keep mine at 5 seconds, enough time to react and not long enough to slow boot time appreciably. It could be changed thru msconfig later if missed.
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  6. badrobot's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       #26

    CountMike said:
    Just have to make sure that default boot menu time is higher than zero. I keep mine at 5 seconds, enough time to react and not long enough to slow boot time appreciably. It could be changed thru msconfig later if missed.

    I actually didn't change the delay time. It was at 30sec by default. I took it as an issue between Easybcd and 10. So I didn't bother going deeper with it. The easyfix I found works smoothly.
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