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Startup Repair adjusts image to new hardware!

  1. #31


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    Strange, why is he getting access denied if he is running it from within 8.

    @Baarod - he already had 7 on there. Imaged 8 onto the drive.

    Moved Active flag to 8.

    He might not have 8 winre.wim on there.

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  2. #32


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Strange, why is he getting access denied if he is running it from within 8.

    @Baarod - he already had 7 on there. Imaged 8 onto the drive.

    Moved Active flag to 8.
    Even on 8 permissions are setup on boot to grant access only to system / trusted installer. You've gotta be outside that sandbox or explicitly take ownership and grant access to modify. I thought trying from WinRE was easier to explain.

    How'd he image? imagex.exe from WAIK?
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  3. #33


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    I don't have any trouble running bcdboot from within 8 - or from within 7 - with 8 as system partition.
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  4. #34


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    Win7


    As I said in OP I imaged 8 onto a 7 machine, added it with Easy from 7 then ran Startup Repair which amazingly did the hardware adjustments normally requiring Acronis Universal Restore or Paragon Adaptive Restore.

    Trying to get rid of the 7-style Dual Boot Menu I first installed Easy iin 8 to remove 7 and add it back, then moved System flag to 8 which worked to get the 8-style Dual Boot menu but also starts up before to a Vista boot animation for a few annoying seconds.

    Can you confirm the syntax to run from installer Repair CMD?
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  5. #35


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    Interesting - you might post bcdedit output and see if that throws any light on it.

    (Easy is EasyBcd )

    cmd syntax is the same:

    find drive letter for win8 partition and use it instead of ? below

    bcdboot ?:\windows /s ?:

    @Baarod - I think he made an image with Acronis/macrium/something similar of a win 8 system that was already installed on another machine.
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  6. #36


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP


    I don't trust EasyBCD in 8. If you are talking about the bcdboot syntax to run from the Windows 8 installer repair command prompt I'd still use:

    c:\windows\system32\bcdboot.exe c:\windows /s c: /v

    While you are there I'd also use bootrec.exe to make sure the mbr and boot sector are Windows 8 compliant. You can also use it to scan for the Windows 7 partition and add it to the Windows 8 boot menu:

    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    bootrec.exe /fixboot
    bootrec.exe /scanos
    bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd

    Do these after bcdboot
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  7. #37


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    Win7


    Boot files successfully created.

    All bootrec completed successfully, except on /scanos and /rebuildbcd also reported 0 installations found

    Reboot to Win8 animation! All of that trouble for a fish. But it's a blue fish!

    Outstanding help. Thanks!

    Edit: I went into Easy to edit "recovered" out of he boot listings and it's now gone back to Win7 boot menu before the fish animation.
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  8. #38


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP


    Quote Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
    Boot files successfully created.

    All bootrec completed successfully, except on /scanos and /rebuildbcd also reported 0 installations found

    Reboot to Win8 animation! All of that trouble for a fish. But it's a blue fish!

    Outstanding help. Thanks!

    I notice Dual Boot menu dropped the (recovered) label on Win8 but still has it on 7. I can edit in Easy? (trying now)
    Yeah, the old man almost always knows what he's talking about before he opens his mouth. This prevents his foot from getting in there
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  9. #39


    Odell
    Posts : 60
    Windows 8CP


    Quote Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
    Boot files successfully created.

    All bootrec completed successfully, except on /scanos and /rebuildbcd also reported 0 installations found

    Reboot to Win8 animation! All of that trouble for a fish. But it's a blue fish!

    Outstanding help. Thanks!

    Edit: I went into Easy to edit "recovered" out of he boot listings and it's now gone back to Win7 boot menu before the fish animation.

    WHOA! Hold the phone! Are you telling me you got the Win8 multi-boot menu automatically? If so that's NEW and a big new feature!!
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  10. #40


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    I edit "Recovered" out of the 7 Dual Boot listing using EasyBCD (may be my mistake) and it reverts to Win7 Dual Boot menu at next boot before it gives the 8 fish animation. There is no 8 Dual Boot menu which previously followed the 8 fish animation.

    I got rid of 7 Dual Boot menu about an hour ago and got the 8 Dual Boot menu by running Startup Repair. You think that's my next step now?
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