How to edit or add to the Windows boot loader on the new operating system?

Microsoft engineers implemented in Windows store download, also known as the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) and boot menu. The first contains the IDs of downloaders available on all PC operating systems, and the second reads it back and displays it in the list of OS available to run. Consider how you can add the loader of the Windows operating system (for example, if it is installed but when running is not visible) using the program bcdedit.exe.

Note: almost all the steps in this guide, you need to run under an account with administrator rights. Otherwise, you must know the password.

Configuration using the console CMD

On the desktop click start and enter “Command prompt” or “cmd” and click on the corresponding icon with the right mouse button select run as administrator. To add Windows 7 to the Windows loader (starting with Windows Vista!!!)



bcdedit /create /d “Microsoft Windows 7” /application OSLOADER create a list item for booting operating systems

bcdedit /copy {current} /d “Microsoft Windows 7” create a copy of a record in the system store Boot Configuration Data.

For new boot loader entries, specify the path to the existing disk installed Windows 7.



bcdedit /set {xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx} device partition=E: where “E:” drive letter which is a system in braces {ID} which is displayed after you enter the first command;

bcdedit /set {xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx} osdevice partition=E:

After you will restart your operating system and see the result.

Edit download Windows 10 system settings

In the advanced settings of the system, to go to which is possible through OS properties, is section Startup and recovery. He keeps a small list of functions for editing the boot menu that will suit undemanding users. So with it you can choose which operating system will boot by default.

To get to this section, you need to do the following:

  1. Click on the combination Win + Pause (Break).
  2. Click on the link Advanced system settingslocated in the left part of the window.
  3. Under Startup and recovery click the button Settings.

How to add a recording system in the boot menu of third-party program

Download and install EasyBCD. During installation, specify that you will use the software for personal purposes and not commercial.

Run the program and select the interface language.

Click on Add entry and select Windows.

Next Type select Vista / 7 / 8 / 10. If the added entry should download an older version of “Windows”, expand the drop-down list and click on the most appropriate option.

In the field Name specify the name of the record.

Next Disk open the list of hard disk partitions and select the one where OS is installed, to which you want to restore access.

Instead of a conclusion

Thus, we have briefly considered the options for adding load multiple operating systems on Your computer. Experiment with installing different operating systems on your computer, but be careful, because at one point you can not boot 🙂



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