A command-line tool in Windows Vista and later for editing the Boot Configuration Data (BCD).

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Bcdedit's /sysstore: What is the “system partition”? Is it the EFI System Partition or the Windows installation partition?

I never really got a good explanation how. From its example, it is used on the C: drive, which implies it is used on the Windows drive (with the Program Files folder, Windows folder, etc.) But ...
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Universal way to temporarily reverse boot order with bcdedit.exe

Situation I've got two boot-configurations. Let's say the UUID's are {1234} and {4321}. Default is {1234} What I want When {1234} is booted, I want to switch the boot order from {1234} {4321} to ...
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Use BCDEDIT to configure PXE boot as default boot option

I have a lab full of computers using UEFI that I want to always attempt to PXE boot before all other boot options. However, after automatically imaging a PC with Windows 8.1/Windows 10, the UEFI boot ...
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Adding a non-Windows VHD to the Windows 8 boot menu

I have a Linux VM running as a Hyper-V guest within my Windows 8.1 box. Can I add this VM to the Windows boot menu in order to run it on the bare metal? If yes, then which property values do I need ...
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Mac: Bootcamp Windows 10 error 0xc0000001

bcdedit looks good bootrec /scanos is pointing to Windows.old When I run bootrec /rebuildcdb and Add installation to boot list, bootrec /scanos displays 0 windows instllations I'ved also tried ...
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Boot error loop -> /rebuildbcd error and cant set active volume

Background After my sisters three months of vacation with no internet access, she got home and many updates for Windows 10 and Norton installed. After reboot Windows didnt start instead "the boot ...
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bcdedit is having big time delay

I want to read and set default entries in Windows Boot Manager from my app by bcdedit. But bcdedit is very slow. For response from bcdedit I must wait about 16 seconds. Why is bcdedit too slow or how ...
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940917 - BCD needs to be edited via ubuntu

It is a dual boot hdd including 3 partitions. The first one is Win10 boot. The seconds one is ntfs formatted with Windows 10 installed on and the third one contains Ubuntu. I looked in partitions via ...
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BCDedit showing the requested system device cannot be found, unable to get into safemode

I have a lenovo t430 laptop which boots shows the windows boot screen but then goes black for the login screen I suspect windows update has caused an issue and Im sure it can be resolved in safe mode ...
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How to identify and remove unused boot entries on Windows 2008 server after mirrored disk failure

I had one of the software mirrored disks on a Server 2008 R2 server fail. It dropped off, a reboot brought it back, but it was out of date, so I had to revert to the mirror and rebuild the bad disk ...
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Reboot Win10 into different boot configuration remotely

Via bcdedit I've configured an additional boot config for Windows 10 (has Hyper-V disabled). I know I can switch between the normal config and my new config using the boot options menu locally, but ...
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Windows 7 check if bootloader is working without rebooting

My setup was win xp on main partition and win7 on the extended. Win7 was installed after win xp. The active partition is the win xp one, therefore the win7 bootmgr is located in D:\Boot. D being the ...
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How to query BCF to see details of resumeobject?

I have problem to resume my Windows 7 x64 desktop after I cloned my system SSD disk to a larger SSD and replaced it. I found this article : ...
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Running windows with faulty memory which can not be replaced

In cases of deviced with soldered/integrated RAM (eg tablets and ultrabooks), a defect in the memory means that the computer becomes an expensive paperweight. It is clear that the best alternative is ...
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Dual booting Windows 7 & 8 knocked out bootloader

I recently have dual booted both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the same hard drive. Windows 7 was the first OS installed on the disk, but when I decided to install Windows 8 on a seperate partition, it ...
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How do I identify & fix a defunct MBR entry on a remotely-admin'd Win2008 Server?

My 1&1 Winserver had a disk replaced, and I managed to rebuild the RAID so I have once again two synched disks. The trouble is whenever the server is rebooted it seems to be still trying to boot ...
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Keep receiving BCDEdit “The system cannot find file specified” errors

I'm currently having a huge problem where I cannot play CS:GO due to an issue with enabling/disabling DEP, Kernel Debugging and Kernal Integrity through BCDEdit in Command Prompt. According to THIS ...
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Why does Windows keep resetting BCDEdits

I have this Windows 7 machine. System Reserve is C: and main partition with OS files is D:. I used BCDEdit to set {default} from the C: to the D: rebooted 3 times and no issues. A day latter it got ...
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How to create Windows 8.1 installation partition

I have a HP Probook 450 G2 where the owner wanted to replace HDD with SSD. I've reinstalled Windows 8.1 on the EFI-GPT and I'm now trying to setup a separate (possibly hidden) partition in Windows 8.1 ...
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Windows Automated Installation. How can I change boot order in WinPE from a batch file?

Trying to complete automated install of windows OS. I have WinPe on a USB which is first in boot order. I have several batch files running automatically in WinPE making partitions etc. as part of the ...
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How to add UEFI image boot option in BCDedit?

I just installed FreeBSD on a GPT partition. On which is also installed Windows 8.1 and it's EFI partition with Windows Boot Manager. The FreeBSD installer auto-added another EFI partition with it's ...
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winload.efi error code 0xc000000f

I just ran into a really strange problem with my new Surface Pro 3. Everytime I install the [september driver pack from Microsoft the device won't boot anymore (screenshot). The windows 8.1 is a vhd ...
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remove a boot option from Windows 7 menu (with grub)

I've an old eeepc that was shipped with Windows 7 starter installed, about a year ago (or more) I've installed a Debian/Linux using the Debian installer for Windows, everything went fine or so I ...
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using bootrec from within usb-booted winpe possible?

As mentioned here and here, bootrec.exe and bcdedit.exe have trouble functioning from a usb-booted WinPE environment. They tend to see the wrong sets of files and they also tend to break things (which ...
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my multi boot can't boot to XP 'resumeobject' is missing

In my multi boot set up, booting to vista and 7 goes fine, but when I try to boot to XP, i get an error Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the ...
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Windows 8.1 - Won't boot (0xc000000f), bcdedit fails

I’m pretty much stuck at this point. So, backstory: Windows was installed on one of the SSDs currently in my tower. I bought a new SSD to install Windows (8.1 64 bit) on. Windows installation went ...
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BCDEDIT : The requested system device cannot be found

I screwed up big time when for some sort of reason I unchecked the number of processors on msconfig. Now I cant boot. I have found a solution but CMD keeps giving me : The boot configuration data ...
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Windows Boot Manager, linking a 'device' to boot linux

I'm attempting to boot linux on a UEFI-GPT machine with a Windows Boot Manager (WBM). So far I have installed Archlinux (Arch) with Grub. The grubx64.efi is successfully on my windows boot partition ...
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Windows 8.1 Boot Issues - Possibly Graphics Driver?

Yesterday I was notified my desktop was going to restart in 15 minutes. So I quickly finished what I was doing and I clicked "Restart and Update." I let it shut down and restart like normal but when ...
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How does Windows Vista/7/2008 bootmgr work behind the scene?

It always used to be possible to transfer a Windows installation (NT/2000/XP/2003) to a new boot medium by: Recreating the partition table and MBR Copying the partitions using ntfsclone Tricky part: ...
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Windows 7 boot manager ignores F8 key

I added a new entry to the bootloader using bcdedit for my Linux system (located on another partition), I also set the timeout to 10 seconds. It works perfectly and I can boot both Linux and Windows. ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro won't boot, Status: 0xc000000e

My computer has been working fine until yesterday. I turned it on and immediately after the motherboard logo, I got an error screen (light blue) saying, Your PC Needs to be Repaired with an error code ...
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Acer Aspire 4715 boot error

RECOVERY Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer. This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external ...
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How to fix Boot Configuration Data (BCD) for Windows 8 EFI system

I have Lenovo H530 Desktop which comes with Windows 8. I tried to install Ubuntu on the system and ended up messing something on my way. Current status is my system won't boot into either one of them ...
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What is the equivalent command for bcdboot in bcdedit?

Making a new boot entry for Windows 7/8 (for dual boot) can apparently be done very easily with bcdboot. For example (see here): bcdboot D:\windows Now, reading through forums I find people using ...
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BCDEDIT: Should device and osdevice parameters be the boot or windows partition?

My boot files and bcd are on E: My windows files are on C: When setting the bcd should the windows boot lader device and osdevice be C: or E:?\ I already have an entry for Windows Boot Manager which ...
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How do you boot to a seperate drive that is cloned , for the purpose of a backup system partition?

I use Acronis to Image clone the system partion (OS) to a seperate drive (not disk clone). oops just the partition The purpose of the seperate drive with system partition cloned, is to be able to ...
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View Windows 7 BCD Settings

I recently ran the command bcdedit /set {default} bootstatuspolicy ignoreallfailures to ignore Windows Startup Repair. I would now like to verify that this option was set in BCD. How can I go about ...
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System hangs after IncreaseUserVa change on Windows 7 64-bit

By mistake, I applied the IncreaseUserVa 3072 on a Windows 7 64-bit: BCDEDIT /set IncreaseUserva 3072 After that, the system is getting hanged when I start an intensive Matlab code. I tried to ...
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Looking for a comprehensive/“expert” guide to BCD parameters [closed]

I'm having issues with BCD on Windows 8. I can't find any guides at typical "enthusiast" level covering what each option or argument in a BCD /ENUM dump might mean, and the principles governing how ...
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Error using bcdedit when setting up hypervisorlaunchtype

I need to get virtual machine running. (I have windows 8 pro, hypervisor feature installed and checked virtualization settings in BIOS). I see hypervisor is not running message when I try to start a ...
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Why can't I edit the system BCD store via regedit?

So, as you probably know, the registry hive HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\BCD00000000 is actually the system BCD store; it's the same information you see when you run the BCDEDIT command (as an Administrator). ...
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bcdedit mistake while trying to set up boot to vhd in windows 7. any way to fix this?

so yeah i made a mistake in bcdedit when attempting to set up boot to vhd (which i have done 50 times on this box for temporary SP dev env). This time around after I did my routine and ...
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Delete an entry from boot options

I have installed Ubuntu using Wubi. It works fine, but for some reason I see 2 entries of Ubuntu (which run the exact same OS) on the boot-up of the computer. it seems that on Windows 8, I need to ...
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I used BCDEDIT to dual boot Windows 8 and ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I used "bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi" following this link http://askubuntu.com/questions/235567/windows-8-removes-grub-as-default-boot-manager to dual boot linux, but now my ...
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How to get the GUID of different HDD partitions?

I was trying with BCDEDIT and DISKPART but that tools give me an ID that is not the GUID Note: I am testing in Windows 7
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Windows 7 x64 4GB ram use only 3.1 GB like x86 [duplicate]

I have windows 7 professional 64bit with 4GB of RAM. It displays in System Properties 4GB installed and in Resource Monitor correctly shows 4096MB and 2MB reserved for HW. The bios shows 4096MB and ...
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bcdedit output not matching what the Windows Boot Manager shows

When I boot in windows I get two option in the boot menu: Windows 7 and Ubuntu. The Ubuntu option was installed by Wubi as I had installed Ubuntu using it. But since then I have uninstalled Ubuntu ...
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Windows 7 - bcdedit shows device and osdevice = unknown

I recently added a new 2 TB drive to my desktop, and reordered how SATA cables were plugged into my motherboard for my other 3 disks (moving some to SATA 6 gb/s port on motherboard etc). This new ...
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Windows 8 changes boot order

I installed Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 on a 3TB GPT disk in UEFI mode. Both can boot up OK. Both operating systems created their ntries in the UEFI boot menu, there's an "ubuntu" and a "Windows 8" ...