Can EasyBCD restore lost "legacy" BCD entry?

#1
I'd be very grateful if anyone can tell me whether EasyBCD can restore a BCD entry for Windows XP after that entry has been wiped out by the rebuild-BCD command in the Windows 7 recovery console?

I think I understand that (1) when you install Windows 7 on a separate partition from an already-existing XP setup, the Windows 7 installer automatically creates an "Older version of Windows" entry in the BCD store, but that (2) if you use the rebuild BCD command in the Windows 7 recovery console, this "legacy" entry is NOT recreated; Microsoft only creates that "legacy" entry when you first install Windows 7, not when you're recovering an existing XP-Win7 dual-boot disk.

So my question is: can EasyBCD restore that "legacy" entry after Microsoft deletes it? Or do I have to go through something like this procedure at a command prompt:

bcdedit /create {ntltr} /d "Windows XP"
bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=C:
bcdedit /set {ntldr} parth \ntldr
bcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addfirst
bcdedit /default {ntldr}
bcdedit /timeout 5

Many thanks for any information.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Yes, it can.


EasyBCD | Add New Entry | Windows XP
Keep the checkbox ticked, give it a name, and press "Add"
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
You're most welcome. Glad we could help :smile: