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  1.    30 Jun 2017 #71
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    You are good to go. You have no unallocated space until you delete the first partition which is your EFI system partition. The only concern is when you recreate the EFI System Partition with "create part EFI" in diskpart - you want it to be in the correct empty space, so you want the only empty space on the hard drive to be where the EFI System partition was before you deleted it. In my example, after you recreate the EFI System Partition and then do list part, I suspect your system partition will be partition number 1 and it should have the asterisk next to it. When you recreate the EFI system partition it will automatically get the focus for the next command formatting it.

    Obviously, your first bcdboot command will need to have D:\Windows in it instead of my G:\Windows.

    I ended up with a nice, pretty graphical boot menu with Windows 10 on top and the default after running the commands in the example.
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  2.    30 Jun 2017 #72
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Home
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    You are good to go. You have no unallocated space until you delete the first partition which is your EFI system partition. The only concern is when you recreate the EFI System Partition with "create part EFI" in diskpart - you want it to be in the correct empty space, so you want the only empty space on the hard drive to be where the EFI System partition was before you deleted it. In my example, after you recreate the EFI System Partition and then do list part, I suspect your system partition will be partition number 1 and it should have the asterisk next to it. When you recreate the EFI system partition it will automatically get the focus for the next command formatting it.

    Obviously, your first bcdboot command will need to have D:\Windows in it instead of my G:\Windows.

    I ended up with a nice, pretty graphical boot menu with Windows 10 on top and the default after running the commands in the example.
    I'm back. Concluded, when I was sufficiently awake, that all systems were go. Carried out the instructions and et voilą. I can do a 'cold boot' or a 'warm boot' and I have Windows 10 displaying first and it is the default boot option but the icing on the cake is that I now have GUI so there are two icons.

    EasyBCD still only shows the Windows 10 entry when booted from Windows 10.

    Thanks yet again.
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  3.    30 Jun 2017 #73
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,321
    Windows 10 Pro

    You're most welcome. It was a great learning experience for myself as well! I'm "retiring" in November this year and would love to get a job in computer repair, if I could make enough money at it to take care of the family.
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  4.    30 Jun 2017 #74
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 49
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    You're most welcome. It was a great learning experience for myself as well! I'm "retiring" in November this year and would love to get a job in computer repair, if I could make enough money at it to take care of the family.
    Best wishes in whatever you do after you retire from the Navy.

    I believe it is time to mark this thread as 'Solved'.

    As Arnie said, "I'll be back".
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  5.    30 Jun 2017 #75
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Posts : 473
    Windows 10 Pro 16299.64

    @Nolly1959

    Well I glad that you have the setup that you wanted. I don't know if it was fate or poetic justice, but the last command of NavyLCDR's final procedure was bootbcd c:\windows. That is the same command I gave you back in post #60. I am not by any means suggesting that alone would have fixed the issues in your system at that time; however, I wonder. I suppose we will never know.

    As NavyLCDR has previously stated, I to have learned a great deal from this experience. Best wishes to him in his future endeavors and you as well. Thanks for posing your question.
    Last edited by tracit99; 30 Jun 2017 at 18:11.
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