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Windows boot manager under UEFI

  1. #1


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot

    Windows boot manager under UEFI


    I have set up a dual UEFI boot with windows 7 and WDP every thing is working as it should be but I have one question about the Boot manager.

    When I boot my system WDP boots automatically until it is just before the logon screen, at this point I get the Boot manager coming up with the choice of operating system. This is ok If I want to use WDP which is the primary system but it is annoying if I want to select Windows 7.

    Selecting Windows 7 causes the system to reboot and start in Windows 7. This is even more annoying if I am using WDP and want to switch to Windows 7 as I have to reboot to the Boot screen and then reboot again to Windows 7.

    Does anyone know if it is possible to make a change to the boot manager so that it comes up before WDP boots?
    If I was to change to the Windows 7 boot manager would it work the same as WDP? (assuming the Windows 7 Boot manager will see WDP)

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  2. #2


    Posts : 7
    windows 7


    Just run msconfig from within windows 7 and set win 7 as default.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Windows 8 boot manager works this way with or without a uEFI BIOS.

    If you change to the Windows 7 boot manager this tutorial will NOT WORK.
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html
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  4. #4


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyAlexander View Post
    Just run msconfig from within windows 7 and set win 7 as default.
    What exactly should this do? bearing in mind I want WDP as the default windows



    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Windows 8 boot manager works this way with or without a uEFI BIOS.

    If you change to the Windows 7 boot manager this tutorial will NOT WORK.
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html
    I am not sure I follow this either as I do not want to delete WDP. Just change when the Boot manager appears or if I cannot do this then switch to the Windows 7 Boot manager assuming that it will work with WDP and appear early on in the boot process.
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  5. #5


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    At this time you have two independent boot loaders.
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  6. #6


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    At this time you have two independent boot loaders.

    Sorry mate maybe I am being thick but I do not follow
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  7. #7


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    OK senior moment has passed I see what you are both saying ........... I think
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  8. #8


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    Having the same problem Pooch. Very annoying to have to reboot to get into 7.
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  9. #9


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    I now have windows 7 Boot manager with 7 as default OS how do I change it to 7 Boot manager with WDP as default OS, without it switching back to the WDP Boot loader?
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by Shine View Post
    Having the same problem Pooch. Very annoying to have to reboot to get into 7.
    I used EasyBCD to reinstall boot fies and now I only have the old classic boot menu, but i miss the nice W8 boot menu options
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