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    Add Recovery Partition boot entry to Win10 Boot Menu

    Is it possible to add Win10 hidden Recovery Partition boot entry to Win10 Boot Menu, if its missing? Or can it be automatically fixed any other way if the record is damaged? Without such fix, the Recovery Options don't show up in Windows Boot Menu - Advanced Settings GUI. Recreating BCD with...
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    Revert to Win 8.1 Boot Menu Appearance

    EasyBCD 2.3 current release (Community Edition) still reverts in Win10 to old text style Boot Menu, when Save Settings button is pressed in Edit Boot Menu section, regardless whether Use Metro Bootloader is selected or not. This article outlines, what BCD elements control this: BootMenuPolicy -...
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    EasyBCD chainloading Clover to boot Mac OS X?

    This is a viable approach, I use it on one of PCs. However, many users install Windows first as their main OS, then add Mac OS, Linux, service ISOs and VHDs later, and use them only on occasion. Some users have several drives of different types installed on their PCs, or booted from USB. So they...
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    EasyBCD chainloading Clover to boot Mac OS X?

    Hi, There may be, but I'm not aware of one. The issue is obviously complicated by the fact that we're talking about booting Hackintosh here, thus requiring extra kexts and fine tuned bootloader settings catered to particular user hardware. If you prefer to stay with Chameleon for now due to lack...
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    EasyBCD chainloading Clover to boot Mac OS X?

    What I mean, would it be enough to just find and mount HFS and EFI volumes from nst_mac.iso, check whether Chameleon or Clover is installed on one of them, and then transfer boot control to it?
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    EasyBCD chainloading Clover to boot Mac OS X?

    Hi mqudsi, Unfortunately, Chameleon Mac bootloader option in EasyBCD 2.3 no longer works, since starting from Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.x , the file mach_kernel in root dir was replaced by the file kernel in /System/Library/Kernels/ . At present Chameleon and Clover cover majority of Hakintosh...
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    EasyBCD chainloading Clover to boot Mac OS X?

    Do you want to try? Look through Clover Installation options, and follow the one allowing that. Then let us know which option works for you. Grub4Dos was added to EasyBCD to expand its range of booting options via standard G4D means. While its possible to have only one entry in its menu...
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    EasyBCD chainloading Clover to boot Mac OS X?

    Hi najeebanwer, The solution you linked above is more narrow in scope as it requires a 2-nd GPT disk with EFI partition, despite Clover can boot Mac OSX from an MBR formatted disk too. Its not simpler though, especially if you use Mac OSX regularly and on top use Win 8+ Bootloader as main...
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    EasyBCD chainloading Clover to boot Mac OS X?

    Since no-one is handing over suggestions here, that must be me. :D It was reported earlier, and tested again with EasyBCD 2.3b and Yosemite 10.10.3 that despite EasyBCD allows to add Mac OS X entry to Windows 7/8.1 Boot Menu, the entry fails to boot Yosemite seeking mach_kernel that doesn't...
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    EasyBCD chainloading Clover to boot Mac OS X?

    Can soneone suggest how to chainload Clover with EasyBCD? Many folks use Windows as 1st OS, and install MAC X as their 2nd OS from Clover based or similar Mac OS installation USB Flash, then add Clover bootloader to it. Is it possible to chainload Clover from EasyBCD to boot Mac OS X? Any...
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    EasyBCD 2.2 GUI Cleanup

    A few more things regarding feedback... From EasyBCD KB: "After booting into a working copy of Windows and running EasyBCD, selecting “Re-create/repair boot files” on “BCD Backup/Repair” page, then “Perform Action” to begin recovery, EasyBCD will recreate (if possible) your boot files and...
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    Revert to Win 8.1 Boot Menu Appearance

    Its nice to hear from the author that EasyBCD next version is in the works. :D Especially given the fact that EasyBCD remains extremely valuable tool for multibooters, used frequently. As to what properties EasyBCD adds that Win 8 Bootmgr dislikes, it might be easy to identify ones. For example...
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    Revert to Win 8.1 Boot Menu Appearance

    Actually, latest Win8.1 OS boots directly to Desktop, so it has distinct advantages to Win8 you are missing. After switching Off Hybrid Boot, there're no boot sequence differences btw Win8 and Win7, while Win8 starts faster. Also its Boot Menu is more esthetically pleasant, modern and...
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    Revert to Win 8.1 Boot Menu Appearance

    Subtle differences in Boot Menu element descriptors are likely to produce such reversal effect, hinting Win8 bootloader expects a certain default elements set to invoke the new Boot Menu. I finally found a quick way to revert to Win8 glossy original boot menu in most cases where it was replaced...
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    Revert to Win 8.1 Boot Menu Appearance

    Due to Win8 using hybrid boot by default, it sounds logical for MS to switch to Win7 boot sequence, which doesn't support hybrid boot, when a user selects Win7 as default OS, though I didn't try this option. As to other Boot Menu and MSConfig Boot related options, changing these doesn't result...