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BcdEdit: Boot Problem Solutions

On Windows XP, you could change the boot menu and configure the process simply by editing the BOOT.INI file. This was especially useful if you had a multiboot system, and needed to quickly change the options displayed in the menu when you start up your PC. With the introduction of Windows 7, everything changed, and modifying your boot menu became much more complicated than editing a single file. That’s because Microsoft replaced the BOOT.INI file with the BCD (Boot Configuration Data) database. Unfortunately, this data could no longer be edited with a text
editor and now it is only possible to make configuration changes using the BcdEdit tool. In this article, I’ll show you how to use the BcdEdit program in order to add operating systems to the boot configuration data, or remove entries from the list of displayed operating systems.

Category: Issues, Troubleshooting
Issue: 2018 Issue 7 July
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Article Reference: B102

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