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Dual boot Windows 8.1 with Windows 7 VHD

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    Dual boot Windows 8.1 with Windows 7 VHD

    Hi all,

    I have Windows 8.1 Pro x64 installed initially. I installed Windows 7 x64 on VHD and wanted to boot load it. But when loading Windows 7, I get error like

    Windows failed to start. A recent hardware change ....
    File: \Windows\System32\winload.exe
    required file is missing or contains error.
    I tried to repair it using Win7 cd but it doesn't work.
    I tried EasyBCD to edit/add things but no change.

    The tutorial that I used is MicroNugget: Native Boot to VHD in Windows 8 - YouTube

    Here is the current BCD info

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by prazanna; 15 Oct 2013 at 00:54.

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Dual boot Windows 8.1 with Windows 7 VHD
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