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  1. The question has not been answered. There is...

    The question has not been answered.

    There is no proof until now that Windows 7 boot manager can boot Windows 8.

    1. Text menu style of a boot menu does not proof that the boot manager driving...
  2. Text from link in "Yes": Microsoft uses a...

    Text from link in "Yes":



    Microsoft uses a boot manager and a loader since Vista to boot the OS.

    Text style boot menu DOES NOT prove version of boot manager !
    Windows 8 boot manager can...
  3. Nice explanation of Win 7 boot process with...

    Nice explanation of Win 7 boot process with images, does not answer the question.
  4. Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 MBR do...

    Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 MBR do always start boot manager from system partition.
    Your answer is not acceptable as MBR in Vista and later is not starting the loader.

    Please read...
  5. As I cannot see an answer to my question until...

    As I cannot see an answer to my question until now so I will repeat it:

    Is it possible to boot Windows 8 using old Windows 7 boot manager ?
  6. Can Windows 7 boot manager/loader boot Windows 8 ?

    Is it possible to boot Windows 8 using old Windows 7 boot manager ?

    Boot manager is file "\bootmgr".
    Windows loader is file "\windows\system32\winload.exe".
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    bbearren, You are completely right that...

    bbearren,

    You are completely right that EasyBCD CANNOT create an UEFI loader and you need ANOTHER BCD EDITOR !
    The editors able to do this are Microsoft command line bcdedit utility and Visual...
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    Sorry, I thought the thread is about dual-booting...

    Sorry, I thought the thread is about dual-booting Windows 7 & 8 ;)

    It is clearly impossible to boot Windows 8 using Windows 7 boot loader / manager ;)

    You can put winload.exe and winload.efi as...
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    EasyBCD is not ready for Windows 8 and UEFI !

    Thank you answering my questions.
    Your "Yes. *" is a clear NO !
    The only difference between a Windows 7 BIOS loader and a Windows 7 UEFI loader IS path element !
    EasyBCD clearly fails to create...
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    bbearren, please answer with simple yes or no...

    bbearren,
    please answer with simple yes or no following questions:

    1. Can EasyBCD create loader object in BCD for Windows 7/8 installed on system with UEFI firmware and GPT style disk ?
    2. Have...
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    Why didn't you answer my question ? Can EasyBCD...

    Why didn't you answer my question ?
    Can EasyBCD add a loader for Windows 7/8 on UEFI/GPT ?

    It is not enough to "see" but has to CREATE.

    Latest version of EasyBCD is NOT UEFI aware and...
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    EasyBCD is recommended in this thread for adding...

    EasyBCD is recommended in this thread for adding Windows 7/8 loader.
    Does this work on UEFI/GPT or just BIOS/MBR ?

    Is EasyBCD really UEFI aware ? Which version ?
  13. When you clone (= exact copy) you have the same...

    When you clone (= exact copy) you have the same disk signature.
    If cloning software cares about creating a new disk signature it has to replace all references to old disk signature with new...
  14. You cannot simply clone a Windows 7 partition and...

    You cannot simply clone a Windows 7 partition and expect that the copy will work.
    The reason is that that there are links in registry which point to original partition.

    Disk signature and...
  15. Check and disable (if set) "Fast Startup" under...

    Check and disable (if set) "Fast Startup" under Power Options.
    This will disable the so called "hybrid boot" (kernel state is hybernated and then restored on boot).

    See if this will restore your...
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    The drive letters attached to drives/partitions...

    The drive letters attached to drives/partitions are symbolic links. It is not possible that a link ("I:") points to two different locations (drive or partition or volume).

    Usually every Windows...
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    Windows always boots to first disk, active partition

    The only rule to remember when setting up multi-boot, multi-disk systems is that
    Windows always boots to first disk and the active partition on that disk.

    The numbering/order of disks can be set...
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    Hi George, Re your comment #2, boyans - does...

    Hi George,


    Re your comment #2, boyans - does this mean that I cannot expand the WIN 7 partition to use the space at the beginning of the drive vacated by XP?

    There are tools which can merge...
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    It seems there are 3 primary partitions (OEM, XP,...

    It seems there are 3 primary partitions (OEM, XP, empty) and one extended with 3 logical (Win7, temp, data).

    The XP partition cannot be deleted before you setup the boot environment to another...
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