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    Problems after restoring a Windows partition.

    Thanks for the extra information Terry. I assigned a drive letter to the reserved partition and EasyBCD immediately found my system BCD store and could edit it. I then removed the drive letter (which did actually get removed) and I was encouraged to find that it carried on working! I then...
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    Problems after restoring a Windows partition.

    Thanks Terry. In that case, it must be located on the 200MB reserved partition since that's the one marked as Active. My only other primary partition runs OS-X and it isn't on that one (I've already checked). As is usual, the reserved partition doesn't have a drive letter. I wonder if that's why...
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    Problems after restoring a Windows partition.

    Thanks Terry. I figured out how to view my system files and in fact, I eventually fixed the problem using bcdedit but I'm still mystified about where the system BCD store is actually located. It doesn't seem to be on either of my bootable partitions. Maybe if you don't have a primary partition...
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    Problems after restoring a Windows partition.

    I have two copies of Windows 7 on my computer. It's an Apple Mac and the only primary partition is my OS-X partition. Neither of the Windows partitions is a primary partition. They're both logical drives in an extended partition. When I first partitioned the disk this way (around 2 years ago) I...
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    EasyBCD worked fine with Win7. Won't work with XP.

    To be more accurate, it's not exactly XP which thinks it's unlicensed - but whenever I run Windows Update or MS Security Essentials or something like that, they seem to think I'm unlicensed. Don't know if that makes any sense??
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    EasyBCD worked fine with Win7. Won't work with XP.

    Thanks for the explanation. I did eventually install Windows 7 (on a separate partition) and I then installed EasyBCD on the Win7 partition and configured it so I can dual boot between Win7 and XP. The only problem is that EasyBCD seems to have configured XP so that it boots up "through"...
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    EasyBCD worked fine with Win7. Won't work with XP.

    A few months ago I downloaded EasyBCD 2.0.2 which I was using to select between two different Win7 partitions. All this has been working fine. Now I'm trying to use it with a new PC which has XP installed but will also have Win7 eventually. I tried to run the same setup file (for 2.0.2) which...
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    Is EasyBCD right for me?

    Just an update on that scenario.... I bought myself a spare hard drive, installed it in my Mac Mini and formatted it for the MBR partitioning scheme. This has improved things ENORMOUSLY. It took me about 2 days to get everything configured but along the way, I discovered that I can install...
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    Is EasyBCD right for me?

    Thanks guys. This information has been very helpful. I also discovered (from some other forums) that the Mac's firmware does not support booting Windows from a USB or Firewire device. That almost certainly explains the BSOD. The BSOD simply told me that an unexpected problem had been encountered...
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    Is EasyBCD right for me?

    As it happens, Drive Backup 10 allows me to change the volume serial number but that didn't improve things. What did improve things (very slightly) was to copy the partition again, this time to an external USB drive. After doing that and setting up EasyBCD again I ended up where the second boot...
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    Is EasyBCD right for me?

    I'm just talking about the volume name for the partition. Typically, it's called "Windows" or "Windows XP" or something like that, but Apple's Boot Camp utility tends to call it "BOOTCAMP". Here's my sequence of events, so far:- 1) Several months ago I bought an Apple Mac Mini and configured...
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    Is EasyBCD right for me?

    Many thanks for that, Mahmoud. If it's any help I've already renamed the copied partition to give it a unique volume name. Is that what you meant by a possible naming conflict? [Edit...] Incidentally, when I click on the "Download Now" link on your page, it seems to direct me to some other...
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    Is EasyBCD right for me?

    A few months ago I bought an Apple Mac Mini. Using Boot Camp, I configured it to dual boot with Windows 7. Today I copied the Win7 partition using Paragon's Drive Backup 10. This performs a block-level copy, rather than just copying files. I wanted to use the second Win7 partition for stuff like...
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