Windows 10: [Question]Need help fixing Win10 / Vista dual boot

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  1. Posts : 6
    Win7, Vista, Win10
       20 Apr 2016 #1

    [Question]Need help fixing Win10 / Vista dual boot


    I was running Win10 and partitioned off 25gb for Vista because I needed older OS to run some software. Anyhow, now I'm not sure how the hell I boot back to my main partition, because the Vista partition as taken seniority over the main partition.

    So, Win10 partition is now labeled as D: Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)
    Vista partition is labeled as C: Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive)

    From what I've read I think I need to use command prompt and make the D: partition inactive and that should help, but I really don't want to mess anything up again. I've dealt with this issue already and wound up restoring Win10 over my Win7/Vista drive.
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  2.    20 Apr 2016 #2

    try easybcd and see if you see both boot first then we wi figure out to what next
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  3. Posts : 6
    Win7, Vista, Win10
       20 Apr 2016 #3

    gijoetech1 said: View Post
    try easybcd and see if you see both boot first then we wi figure out to what next
    There are a total of 2 entries listed in the bootloader.

    Default: Microsoft Windows Vista
    Timeout: 3 seconds
    Boot Drive: D:\

    Entry #1
    Name: Microsoft Windows Vista
    BCD ID: {current}
    Drive: C:\
    Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

    Entry #2
    Name: Windows 10
    BCD ID: {bc619cfd-05a5-11e6-9020-95148e96362d}
    Drive: D:\
    Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

    It does recognize.
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  4. Posts : 6
    Win7, Vista, Win10
       20 Apr 2016 #4

    I assume I just now go to "Edit Boot Menu" and select Win10 as default. Correct?
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  5.    20 Apr 2016 #5

    correct and you should get a boot choise set it as 20 seconds each after the initial boot let me know please ty
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    Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       20 Apr 2016 #6

    J3RM said: View Post
    I was running Win10 and partitioned off 25gb for Vista because I needed older OS to run some software. Anyhow, now I'm not sure how the hell I boot back to my main partition, because the Vista partition as taken seniority over the main partition.

    So, Win10 partition is now labeled as D: Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)
    Vista partition is labeled as C: Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive)

    From what I've read I think I need to use command prompt and make the D: partition inactive and that should help, but I really don't want to mess anything up again. I've dealt with this issue already and wound up restoring Win10 over my Win7/Vista drive.
    I don't have a Vista anymore and it's a long time since I used one.
    So, I can't tell you the exact step-by-step. I can only offer your a direction.
    See if the followings applicable to you....................
    If you can open All Programs > Accessories > locate RUN
    Click open Run > type msconfig into the box > OK.
    Click Boot at the top > I assume you will see both Windows Vista and Windows 10 listed.
    Click Windows 10 > click Set as default > at Timeout, set it at 30 seconds > click OK when done.
    Reboot.

    Hope this will help you at all.
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  7. Posts : 6
    Win7, Vista, Win10
       20 Apr 2016 #7

    If you don't hear back from me in 5-10mins...something has broken. LOL
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  8. Posts : 6
    Win7, Vista, Win10
       20 Apr 2016 #8

    davidhk said: View Post
    I don't have a Vista anymore and it's a long time since I used one.
    So, I can't tell you the exact step-by-step. I can only offer your a direction.
    See if the followings applicable to you....................
    If you can open All Programs > Accessories > locate RUN
    Click open Run > type msconfig into the box > OK.
    Click Boot at the top > I assume you will see both Windows Vista and Windows 10 listed.
    Click Windows 10 > click Set as default > at Timeout, set it at 30 seconds > click OK when done.
    Reboot.

    Hope this will help you at all.
    Just looked at this before trying with EasyBCD and just want to say that the Vista drive is labeled as Current OS and gives me the Default option to set, but when I click on Win10 which is labeled as Default OS, the Set Default option greys out and is not an option.
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  9. davidhk's Avatar
    Posts : 4,765
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       20 Apr 2016 #9

    J3RM said: View Post
    Just looked at this before trying with EasyBCD and just want to say that the Vista drive is labeled as Current OS and gives me the Default option to set, but when I click on Win10 which is labeled as Default OS, the Set Default option greys out and is not an option.

    Sorry, I can't tell you what to do with EasyBCD.

    My suggestion is using Run > msconfig....................not EasyBCD.
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  10. Posts : 6
    Win7, Vista, Win10
       20 Apr 2016 #10

    Successful! EasyBCD booted into Win10. I should have changed the default setting from 3 second countdown to 10 seconds. Heh
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