how to modify windows 7 boot file

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Modifying the boot options.....

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to how to modify windows 7 b ...

If you try to modify the boot options the oldfashioned with boot.ini file, you get the following warnings:

;Warning: Boot.ini is used on Windows XP and earlier operating systems.
;Warning: Use BCDEDIT.exe to modify Windows Vista boot options.

If you examine, Windows 7 doesn't have NTFS write permissions on XP system partition, even though it creates a "boot sector" inside it, cause it is the first one in line on the system disk, which is shared half on half by both systems.

So boot into Windows 7, and run the following commands:

1. By default Vista/Windows 7 open command prompt in user mode, so we need to change the permission. To do so, just execute this command:

Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > (right-click & "Run as administrator") Command prompt
2. bcdedit /set {legacy} Description "Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3"
(Changes the text description of the "Legacy" OS line in the boot menu. The quotation marks must be included in the command)
3. bcdedit /default {legacy}
( Sets the legacy (Windows XP) OS as {default} boot item)
4. Running bcdedit /?
(shows all commands one is able to use)
Hope this helps you...

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