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    Lost Dual Boot

    [ So you're not saying that EasyBCD said it could not detect a valid OS ? No, I am saying that EasyBCD said it could not detect a valid OS. You're saying that when you try to boot that restored partition, it failed to boot ? No I’m saying that EasyBCD Vista option failed to detect the...
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    Lost Dual Boot

    Thanks for looking at this, Terry. What you say makes sense, and I can tell you, the Vista option does detect a clean install of W2K8 R2, but it appears the Acronis partition backup and restore operations failed to restore a partition that the Vista option recognizes. I assume the mqudsi are...
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    Lost Dual Boot

    I've tried two -- Windows Vista7/8 with expected results (no Server OS) and Windows NT/2k/xp/2k3 with unexpected results, again no server os. With the Xista7/7 option I did get the expected Microsoft Windows 7 result and with the NT/2k/xp/2k3 I got the unexpected Microsoft Windows XP result. Jake
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    Lost Dual Boot

    I’ve been using EasyBCD since the early days of Win 7, primarily to dual boot with Win XP. Today I’m using it to dual boot Win 7 64 with W2K8 R2. The product works great … just read and follow the guides and other documentation. I recently had to delete the W2K8 R2 volume because I...
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    Error Opening BCD Registry

    OK, I.m just using an abundance of caution. Jake
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    Error Opening BCD Registry

    After I am sure Win XP is stable and running OK, I plan to retore an image of Win 7 to a partition that is now empty. Then I want the two OSes to dual boot. Jake
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    Error Opening BCD Registry

    Neither. Win XP SP3 is installed. After this is stable using EasyBCD I plan to do a restore install of Win 7 to a different partition. Jake
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    Error Opening BCD Registry

    See the attached JPG. What is this error and how do I correct it, please? Thanks Jake
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    Add XP to a W2K8 & XP Dual Boot

    Over the years I have used this technique to install multiple copies of XP on several different machines. It works for me. Can you suggest a proceedure that would allow me to "clone" the existing XP partition to a "test" XP Partitiona and have Server 2008 also installed? Jake Addendum...
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    Add XP to a W2K8 & XP Dual Boot

    I used Acronis True Image to image drive C and restored it to drive D. Before EasyBCD, If I wanted to boot from D I would find out the actual partition number for D and alter boot.ini on drive C so I would have the choice of booting either drive C or D, right? After installing EasyBCD I was...
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    Add XP to a W2K8 & XP Dual Boot

    Sure, here it is. Jake
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    Add XP to a W2K8 & XP Dual Boot

    I deleted the Win XP entry and left the W2K8 (server) entry. Added an XP entry, let it auto configure. Upon re-boot I now have a main menu with W2K8 and another entry which points to two XP entrires. This is what was expected. However, these two XP entries are identical and both boot from...
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    Add XP to a W2K8 & XP Dual Boot

    That is a very lucid explanation and the design makes sense. However, I must be doing something wrong in the installation of the second XP system, or I need to re-boot before I see what you have described. The Tools==>Edit Legacy Entries only shows one XP entry, the one for Partition 1, and I...
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    Add XP to a W2K8 & XP Dual Boot

    OK, 1. Up the ante to Beta 82 2. Easy shows 3 OSs - the two original (XP Pro and W2K8) and one new XP The two old OSs show the drive partition letter they are pointing to. The new OS doen't indicate which partition it is pointing to. Is there a way to confirm that all the OSs are...
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    Add XP to a W2K8 & XP Dual Boot

    OK, 1. Upgraded to the beta code, Build 80. 2. Restored my XP image to the empty partition using Acronis. 3. Opened Easy 2.0 It isn't clear to me what to do next. If I select type XP, the drive letters gray out. Jake
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