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How to fix the Windows 10 boot loader from Windows
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The command in Windows 8/8.1/10 for fixing MBR is "bootsect.exe". bootsect /nt60 drive_letter: /mbr this fixes boot record of partition mapped to "drive_letter:" and the MBR of the disk where the ...

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How to use BCDEdit to dual boot Windows installations?
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This is not a direct answer to the question before "Background" but points to an alternative solution for creating loader entries for booting two (and more) Windows Vista and later OS's. Please see ...

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BCDEDIT: Should device and osdevice parameters be the boot or windows partition?
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Max is not completely right in his own answer (23. dec 2013) to his own question. The answer is that both (device + path) and (osdevice + systemroot) make up a whole. a) (device + path) is the "...

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Repair Windows 10 boot loader
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Assuming Windows is installed to GPT disk. To successfully boot Windows 10 (also Windows 8.1/8/7) on UEFI firmware you need exactly 3 partitions on a GPT styled disk: EFI System partition (usually ...

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Windows boot manager and two hard disks
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Assuming you have both Windows installed to GPT style disks with UEFI boot. I think you cannot use one boot manager to dual boot one Windows the UEFI way, the other the BIOS way. Only 64-bit Windows ...

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How to use BCDEdit to dual boot Windows installations?
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Some notes on critic in original question about using same terminology in Visual BCD as Microsoft uses for bcdedit. The BCD concept is developed by Microsoft. It comes with its own terminology. I don'...

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System Repair unavailable after moving Windows partition
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Go straight to the recovery console from the Windows installation disc by holding Shift and F10 simultaneously on the screen after localization options. Then you can use these two commands on recovery ...

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Windows 8 boot into UEFI firmware settings missing
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If you installed Windows 8 the U/EFI way you should be able to access UEFI options. To check if you boot UEFI way - when in Windows run on admin command prompt: bcdedit output lists bootmgr and ...

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Windows 8 ISO image to USB stick?
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Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool - from Microsoft & free. If you choose to download an ISO file (so that you can create a bootable file from a DVD or USB flash drive), copy your Windows 7 ISO ...

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Add recovery partition to advance boot menu options
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You can set any loader to be launched from "Repair Your Computer" in Advanced Boot Options [ABO]; check ReAgentC for adding WinPE to ABO. Visual BCD Editor allows replacing/setting any ...

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how to fixboot and fixmbr on another drive
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You cannot change drive for bootrec /fixboot and bootrec /fixmbr commands. There is some Microsoft logic which determines the drive for fixing MBR, boot sectors and boot files. You can use bootsect....

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How can I repair Windows 10 UEFI Normal Boot?
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Boot your Windows 10 DVD using UEFI boot (or disable CSM, so you cannot boot using boot records) Map EFI System on SSD to Z: using diskpart bcdboot c:\windows /s Z: /f UEFI assuming c: maps to ...

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How do I repair Windows 10 UEFI/GPT disk which is left unbootable after deleting partitions?
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You create a EFI System Partition (at least 100MB) with any tool (also from Linux) and a MSR partition (exactly 128MB). These two partitions preferably at beginning of disk (if there is free space). ...

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how to prevent against windows 10 being unable to boot (Dual boot Win10/Deb stable)
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Disable "fast startup" in Windows 10. Power options => Choose what the power button does => Change settings that are currently unavailable => Uncheck "Turn on fast startup".

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How to boot into Windows 7 after installing Windows XP on the same HDD?
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You do not have to reinstall anything - you have already installed Windows XP after having Windows 7. A) You run Dual-boot Repair -> "Automatic Repair" in Windows XP. This will make you boot by ...

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How to get out of automatic repair loop in Windows 8?
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Run this command on recovery prompt: bcdboot c:\windows assuming c: is drive where Windows is installed, else change letter accordingly. New computers use UEFI and GPT style disk formating so there ...

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How to move windows 7 boot partition from one drive to another?
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You can try to create/move Windows 7 boot related files to another disk/partition using this guide: Move Windows 7 boot files to another drive. Please post back if it has worked for you - boot ...

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Regenerating a winload.exe
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sfc /scannow - should do. Eventually offline scan from recovery CD/USB if you cannot boot. winload.exe is a system protected file and has full access only by "Trusted Installer". I would not use ...

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Why does PC needs to reboot when in the case of tri-boot with Win XP, 7 and 8 I choose to load i.e. Win 7?
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When Windows 8 is set as default boot choice it is preloaded. Selecting a different OS in the case of multi booting involves setting a temporary one time boot loader entry in BCD and rebooting. No ...

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Windows 7 not starting
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Try the repair steps outlined in "Fix: The drive where Windows is installed is locked". You need a Windows 7 installation/recovery USB to perform repair with same bit version as installed Windows 7 ...

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Repairing Windows EFI after moving a partition
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Windows boot manager can and will boot any Windows 7-10 from any partition or disk. The boot sequence for EFI starts in firmware which loads first boot candidate -usually from EFI System partition on ...

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How do I fix my Windows 10 PC to normal condition after using a registry cleaner without backing up
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Many sites suggest that using "Registry Cleaners" is dangerous! CCleaner is not so aggressive on registry cleaning like many other registry tools. I have used it without problems. But in general ...

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Creating a BIOS and EFI bootable USB drive from a Windows 10 / 8.1 ISO image
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@netom, What you have done so far (formatting, partitioning, copying) is OK. What you need: Windows MBR(Master boot record) and Windows PBR (partition boot record). Windows boot sequence: BIOS ...

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Windows doesn't boot after boot drive change; common fixes fail
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Boot process is simple on MBR disks (and BIOS firmware). On hard disk you need MBR and PBR of active partition in NT6 (Vista, Windows 7/8) format. You can write this info using bootsect.exe (from ...

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Converted disk to GPT, can't boot anymore
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You should check that on disk there are: EFI System partition (about 100 MB or more) MS Reserved partition (128 MB - depends on disk size) Then use bcdboot.exe utility: bcdboot F:\windows /s Z: F: ...

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Use Windows 7 installation disk to fix Windows 10 BCD
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You can boot Windows 7 installation USB/DVD. Go to recovery console. Run bcdboot.exe from Windows 7 and see if it can fix BCD - format of BCD objects and elements has not changed since Vista. ...

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Uninstall Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot system with Windows 10
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Windows boot files are placed in \EFI\Microsoft and Ubuntu boot files (GRUB) are placed in \EFI\ubuntu on EFI System Partition (ESP). A simple change of UEFI boot order (stored in NVRAM) which would ...

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Windows 8: BFSVC Error: Could not open the BCD template store. Status = [c000000f]
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The error message clearly states that "BCD Template" is not present (or cannot be read). BCD Template is in \Windows\System32\Config folder. bcdboot command uses it for recreating BCD on system ...

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How can I fix the error '0xc00000e - "A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed"' on Windows 10 startup without the installation DVD?
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When you cloned the disk it got another disk ID number I suppose (or you accessed SSD after cloning while it was attached to OS on hard disk). Disk ID + partition ID are used to completely address a ...

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Arch-Win7 dual boot laptop freezes, and then is unable to boot
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The boot partition (fat16) is small - only 39 MB. This can create problems. You could try to fix only MBR and boot records and see if this would be enough to boot Windows 7. Rewrite MBR and boot ...

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