[INVALID] EasyBCD 2.1.2 Doesn't recognize Vista bootloader isn't installed.

#1
Using EasyBDC 2.1.2 with instructions from How to: Install the Vista Bootloader on Windows XP page http://neosmart.net/blog/2007/how-to-install-the-vista-bootloader-on-a-windows-xp-machine/ step 4 is:
"Run EasyBCD. When you first start it, it’ll tell you what you already know: the Vista bootloader isn’t installed! It’ll ask if you want to repair it – (obviously) click yes."

When I follow the instructions, EasyBCD 2.1.2 doesn't recognize Vista bootloader isn't installed in step 4.

Played around and got it working with Vista Boot folder. Replaced Vista Boot folder with Windows 7 Boot folder and that works with EasyBCD too.






 

mqudsi

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#2
That was a feature in 1.x that was dropped in 2.0

You'll have to use 1.7.2 to get the desired effect. (Not a bug)
 

mqudsi

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#4
It's not that the steps are different, it can't be done with the latest EasyBCD.
 

mqudsi

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#6
I probably will, but we've written hundreds of posts and how-tos over the years, not all of which are necessarily still current. If I were obligated to keep everything up to date, I probably wouldn't bother writing guides in the first place.