Differences in properties between boot loaders

#1
Hi, first thanks for such a good utility. Now, my question.

I managed to install a second instance of Windows Vista in my computer so I have two Vistas. One is the original that came with the computer, the 2nd one is for testing purposes. Using EasyBCD I was able to create a new entry in the boot manager and, after some tries and errors, I finally managed to make all work fine (apparently :smile:).

But, when I use EasyBCD (1.7.2) to see the properties of each boot loader, that's what I have:

Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {9eb61323-1a3e-11dd-9b60-895d53cb5da5}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale pt-BR
inherit {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {9eb61324-1a3e-11dd-9b60-895d53cb5da5}
nx OptIn

Windows Boot Loader
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identifier {14aac592-1e54-11dd-88f3-001d099977ad}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\System32\winload.exe
description Windows Vista English
osdevice partition=E:
systemroot \WINDOWS

So, my question is why the first boot loader, the original that came with the computer (I haven't touched it) has locale, inherit, resumeobject and nx properties while the 2nd one, that I added, has none of these? Are these properties relevant?

Thank you for any clarification.
AV
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Nope - everything you need is there.

If you want to configure the nx option, use EasyBCD's advanced options section to set the NoExecute/DEP option.