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    How to boot Windows XP Live CD iso ?

    Live CDs based off Windows PE 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.6 (which were based off Windows XP RTM, Windows XP SP1, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP SP2, and Server 2003 SP1 respectively) may be used with EasyBCD, but you need to be sure the configuration doesn't attempt to second-guess the boot source...
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    can't re-activate windows 7

    Where did you get the product key from? Did you buy your PC with Windows 7 pre-installed? PCs that came with Windows 7 all (pretty much without exception) have a sticker on them somewhere that has the product key on it, like this: Windows 10 Embedded Product Key Tool My own machine was...
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    System Freeze Problem

    What happens when the system freezes? Is it just slow, does it fully hang, does it end up rebooting, do you get a blue screen?
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    PC sleeping can't repair

    @JasonXor I moved this to a new thread. I'm not sure what you mean. Can you clarify the problem?
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    How to boot Windows XP Live CD iso ?

    It depends on the CD and the drivers that are embedded in it. There are multiple "modes" of booting from an ISO image in EasyBCD, have you tried both "from disk" and "from memory"? How was the Windows XP Live CD created? Is it one of the existing popular distributions?
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    Useless entries in boot options

    Wait, how did you remove them? Did you delete them with EasyBCD?
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    Multiboot goes to GRUB prompt after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04

    Instead of seeing where GRUB is installed (which is hard) you can just run `sudo grub-setup -f /dev/LINUX_PARTITION_HERE` from within Linux to get it installed to the bootsector of the Linux partition, then point EasyBCD to that partition. @cncman yes, what you are asking for is possible. You...
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    Devices & Printers

    Awesome!
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    Can I use BIOS_RVY partition as System?

    I can't believe the Kindle app is so badly coded, that is a huge security issue and horrible design. But in answer to your question: you are getting yourself into a world of hurt and if I may be blunt, I don't think you're equipped to handle the complications that will arise from the scenario...
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    iReboot Menu encoding

    No, that is not correct. The problem is that the information is lost before it gets to the .NET host. It is not a matter of reading the stream with the incorrect encoding, the stream itself no longer contains characters outside the latin1 charset, they are lost before the stream is passed on to...
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    Can I use BIOS_RVY partition as System?

    Few programs actually have the path hard-coded as C:, it is mostly legacy software (the kind that installs itself to the root of the C:\ drive instead of to "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)") that would have the path hard-coded. e.g. if you install EasyBCD to the default location of...
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    Black screen on laptop~ how to CD boot?

    You can try disconnecting from AC power, removing the battery, popping open the back of the laptop and disconnecting the BIOS battery (which is hopefully front and center), pressing the power button (which won't work because all power sources are disconnected), waiting 5 minutes, plugging the AC...
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    Useless entries in boot options

    They are hidden by default in EasyBCD, enabling "Expert Mode" in the options menu makes them show. There is no option to hide them in the iReboot menu, which I should probably fix (and just hide them always, as few machines respect the BCD configuration and actually boot into the selected...
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    Devices & Printers

    You can try making your changes in the Print Management admin tool instead, it is the "one true source" of printer configuration.
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    iReboot Menu encoding

    Those APIs cannot be used (as in, they do not have the intended effect) when calling a console application from a .NET process. You can see the discussion here: Force StandardOutputEncoding to UTF8