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Need to run bcdedit on Windows 8 To Go

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    Need to run bcdedit on Windows 8 To Go


    I need to run bcdedit on my Windows 8 To Go installation, but I'm not sure how to do that. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Don't know exactly what yo are trying to do, but this may help:

    Startup Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Don't know exactly what yo are trying to do, but this may help:

    Startup Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!
    The boot configuration data is either corrupted or missing on my Windows 8 To Go USB flash drive. I am trying to run bcdedit, but am unable to figure out how to do so. I receive a bcd boot error when attempting to load Windows 8 To Go.
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    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I think you want to run BCDBOOT, not BCDEDIT. Say the USB Drive is G:, the command is

    {path to}\BCDBOOT.exe g:\windows /s /f ALL g:

    which means boot to g:\windows transferring system files to BCD store on g: force either GTP or MBR boot.
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    You probably need to run the /store switch with bcdedit. Type bcdedit /store /? to see the options. If you know where the store is, you should be able to provide a path.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    You may want to run Bootrec, boot to a command prompt in a Windows 8 Install disk, you will have to get one. Then run "Bootrec /Fixmbr then /Scanos"

    You can use Hiren's Boot CD and Mini-XP to run an elevated command prompt, but you have to change directory to your c:\Windows\System32\ folder to get to Bootrec. That may or may not work.
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