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Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

  1. #11


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
    Is there a known way to get Win8 style Boot Manager after the fact - when I've only imaged 8 and not installed it?
    Run a normal Startup Repair from the Win8 CP DVD or USB?

    (Remember how sometimes it takes up to 3x consecutive runs to make everything quote, unquote, perfect.)

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  2. #12


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    You're correct that SysReserved is still System Active.

    So I'll move System flag to Win8 by marking Active and three Startup Repairs as in 7?

    At this point it's experimental since I don't mind the 7-style Boot Menu. But this is how we learned the tricks of 7 at about the same stage.

    Si, were you saying you think that 8 Startup Repair did PNP adjust to new hardware due to being run from flash stick?
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  3. #13


    Odell
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    Windows 8CP


    bcdboot c:\windows /s c: /v

    where c:\windows is 8
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  4. #14


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    Win7


    After one very quick repair I get the Vista start animation then the 8 Dual Boot Menu GUI with both listings (Recovered). Startup is quicker.

    More repairs to get rid of the Vista uglomation?

    What will baarod's command above do now?
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  5. #15


    Odell
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    Windows 8CP


    Open an elevated command prompt and cd c:\ then dir /a. Do you see bootnxt?
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  6. #16


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I think win 8 might adapt itself to new hardware as a matter of course.

    Haven't had time to test any of this yet.
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  7. #17


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    Win7


    Confirm BOOTNXT in C:

    Won't take another 8 Repair from stick. But 8 is now System Active.

    Still have the Vista uglomation.
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  8. #18


    Odell
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    Windows 8CP


    Either way you need an active partition on the bios or uefi boot disk with bootmgr/bootnxt and a valid bcd store. That's how you get the 8 start animation. You have to use the 8 bcdboot from c:\windows\system32 and point it at c:\windows and use the /s flag to force it to the active volume -- i.e. /s c:
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  9. #19


    Odell
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    Windows 8CP


    You're still running the Vista bootmgr looks like -- you might want to run bootrec.exe from the recovery console after bcdboot to get vista/7 in your win8 boot menu
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  10. #20


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    Would that be this command? Do I need to run it from WinRE or Easy?

    Quote Originally Posted by baarod View Post
    bcdboot c:\windows /s c: /v

    where c:\windows is 8
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