Windows 10: No dual boot menu at all?! Solved

  1.    14 Feb 2016 #1

    No dual boot menu at all?!


    Hello,
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    I recently (clean) installed Windows 10 on a new SSD. Windows 7 resides on my first drive.

    1) I first set the USB to boot from;

    2) Began to install Windows 10;

    3) First snare: upon first reboot, after removing the USB, the system just started my old Windows 7 (!). (I expected a dual boot menu there.)

    4) Rebooted, set SSD to first disk, and finished installing Windows 10;

    5); Tried to add boot menu later (both in Windows 7 and Windows 10), using the Advanced System Settings, to no avail: neither OS sees another boot partition.

    Question, how can I dual boot, after all?!

    Thanks.
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  2.    14 Feb 2016 #2

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    Download EasyBCD 2.2
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  3. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       14 Feb 2016 #3

    Boot into Windows 10, Open disk management, take a note on the drive letter of the other Windows 7 then Open Admin Command and type:
    bcdboot x:\Windows
    Where x is the drive letter of Windows 7.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    14 Feb 2016 #4

    whs said: View Post
    Add the missing entry with EasyBCD

    Download EasyBCD 2.2

    Thx. I remember that program from a decade or so ago, LOL. I'll check it out.

    I just hope, when I boot from Windows 10 (second disk), Windows will really see it as the first disk (else my system could be hosed)
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  5.    14 Feb 2016 #5

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Boot into Windows 10, Open disk management, take a note on the drive letter of the other Windows 7 then Open Admin Command and type:
    bcdboot x:\Windows
    Where x is the drive letter of Windows 7.
    Will try that too, Thx! You guys are great!
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  6.    14 Feb 2016 #6

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Boot into Windows 10, Open disk management, take a note on the drive letter of the other Windows 7 then Open Admin Command and type:
    bcdboot x:\Windows
    Where x is the drive letter of Windows 7.
    Thanks, that worked!!

    I don't get the pretty Windows 10 boot menu that way, but I can live with that.
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  7. Posts : 2,033
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       14 Feb 2016 #7

    meimeiriver said: View Post
    Thanks, that worked!!

    I don't get the pretty Windows 10 boot menu that way, but I can live with that.
    In Windows 10, From Admin Command:
    bcdboot %windir%
    You should get a GUI Boot Windows
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    14 Feb 2016 #8

    topgundcp said: View Post
    In Windows 10, From Admin Command:
    bcdboot %windir%
    You should get a GUI Boot Windows
    And thx again!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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