Boots into Win7 doesn't give Boot menu for Win10

#1
When I re-boot this Lenovo W550s laptop I don't get a boot menu. I looked in the power options and can't find anything resembling fast boot.



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#2
In Win 10 to see those power button settings you have to click "Change settings that are currently unavailable" - it's a pale blue link - you may have missed it.
There's a Tutorial HERE.
Also the EasyBCD settings are more easily adjusted if EasyBCD is installed on Windows 7.
 
#3
Thanks for the reply...
I forgot to mention that I am currently booting into Win7.
I can't boot into Win10.
I do have EasyBCD installed and configured in Win7.

Even though EasyBCD seams to have Win10 configured for booting, I can't boot into it.

Thanks,
Docfxit
 

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#4
I see errors. Your second image shows Win 10 on F: not C: as you have it in EasyBCD. Win 7 is on C:, so you need to correct that. You also may wish to alter to timeout to a longer period or perhaps "Wait for user selection".
 

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#6
In Windows 7 open EasyBCD and go to Advanced Settings
Pick the Windows 10 entry from the top drop-down menu and then below set the drive letter to F:.
Make sure you also have Windows 7 in that drop-down menu set as C:
Save Settings
On the Edit Boot Menu page.....you can make the timeout longer or even tell Windows to wait for your decision. I prefer that last one, but then I multi-boot so in my case it's easier that way. Again save Settings.
Hopefully at next boot ytou'll have the cjoice of 7 or 10 and it should work if you got those drive letters correct.
Don't be afraid to go back and check before rebooting if you feel it necessary to check.
 
#7
Thank you for the instructions to fix it...
I tried them. It didn't work.
I tried booting up to a Win 10 install disk. It didn't recognize Win 10 and didn't allow me to repair it.
I tried booting up to a EasyRE Win 10 disk. It didn't recognize Win 10.
I seems it's very easy to make Win 10 non bootable.
Do you have any idea what EasyRE looks for to recognize it as a Windows 10 installed OS?

Thanks,
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#8
You are looking at your BCD backup with EasyBCD, not the "live " BCD
You have something set in EasyBCD > tools > options > "automatically load......"
Either remove that or use EasyBCD > File > Use system BCD
 
#9
Hi Terry,
You are a life saver. It worked!!!
You saved me so much grief.
I am so relieved it's booting again.
That's amazing.
I'm so happy.
Why would EasyBCD have that option? It seems very deceiving.
Why wouldn't EasyBCD have a red blinking light letting people know this information is not Live?
Why wouldn't EasyRE recognize Win10 and fixit?
I had lost all hope.
You are really great.
Thank you tremendously.
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#10
Terry saved the day, thanks :wink:
 

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#11
There's nothing in that field by default, so vanilla "as it comes" EasyBCD will always operate on your "live" BCD.
However, it's possible to build a multi-boot where any or all of the systems have an individual BCD ( makes for good crisis fall-back ability), and EasyBCD gives you the ability to keep each/all up to date without the necessity to reboot via another BCD to modify it.
The "blinking red light" is the second line of the "view settings" you posted.