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In Vista I got -displayorder to work with BCDEdit. But in Windows 7 I cannot change the display order. The only BCDEdit command that works for me is -timout.

I have researched the topic, but the dearth of articles maybe a clue that something has changed between Vista and Windows 7.

I have never seen strikethough used in Technet before, does this indicate that BCDEdit commands are no longer supported?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709667(v=ws.10).aspx

Incidentally I have got the job done with a 3rd party BCD editor, but I am curious as to how to get BCDEdit working in Windows 7 (and 8).

Question 1: Has anything changed with BCDEdit (or is it just my error)

Question 2: Can you recommend a good article on BCDEdit?

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Example of Error: 'The set command specified is not valid.' –  Guy Thomas Mar 16 '12 at 11:51
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I see no strike-through text on that Technet article. Can you show us the exact command you are trying to run? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Mar 16 '12 at 12:13
    
My mistake. No strikethrough, the bottom box lines weren't rendering correctly on this monitor. I will work on some examples tomorrow. –  Guy Thomas Mar 16 '12 at 21:29
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bcdedit /set description "Guy W8" # Works bcdedit /set {current} "Guy W7" # Doesn't work neither does substituting any of my GUIDs Error: The set command specified is not valid. –  Guy Thomas Mar 17 '12 at 11:06

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Probably you are using bcdedit with PowerShell. Try running the same command with cmd and see if that helps.

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I tried CMD too. –  Guy Thomas May 3 at 18:36

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