bcdedit and similar tools[1] can't find where the store is. It's in the EFI system partition and I have to manually mount and assign a letter, then work on it with /store. Is there a "setting" that allows bcdedit.exe to point to a specific store, through a GUID or some other obscure means?

OR, is the system store "referenced" after booting Windows 7 UEFI?

[1] msconfig.exe for example, does not do anything in the "Boot" tab. I literally can't select anything.

I'm asking this question because I feel this is the root of my problems with hibernation. Also to help other people who still use Windows 7.


I just tried changing the GPT partition attributes of my EFI system partition from 0x8000000000000000 to 0x8000000000000001. Will let you notify if it works on my next reboot.

Edit 2:

Yeaaah it didn't do anything. Maybe I'll try doing 0x0000000000000000 next, allow drive automounting?

  • " I have to manually mount and assign a letter, then work on it with /store" is this what you are trying to work around, so you do not have to do this? – Moab Apr 22 '16 at 15:39
  • Yes exactly! Sorry if I haven't clarified it. I also think it's the source of another problem: hibernation going directly to the lock screen, as I believe the OS can't find the entry for hibernation? – pinix Apr 23 '16 at 2:54
  • I have an idea which I do NOT want to try at the current moment: Should I remove the GPT attribute "GPT_BASIC_DATA_ATTRIBUTE_NO_DRIVE_LETTER" of the EFI System Partition? That should allow it to mount? I do NOT want to try this unless someone already did. – pinix Apr 23 '16 at 5:16

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