Dual boot Win7 with Vista (invalid signature on W7 winload.exe)

#1
Hi guys,

Have just installed W7 U x64 on a separate HD.

Vista U x64 is my main OS

Installation of W7 seemed to go fine, but after a reboot, I was not prompted with a Boot Menu (it just loaded Vista straight away).

A friend told me to come here and try EasyBCD

So, I initially installed EasyBCD1.7.2, but it didnt seem to do anything.

Replaced with EasyBCD2.0 beta 65

Added Win7 and I now get a Boot Menu (great)

However, when I choose Windows 7 in the Boot Menu, I get the following error

'invalid signature on W7 winload.exe'

Any help would be appreciated
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#2
Hi Brit, welcome to NST
Try putting W7 first in the BIOS boot sequence.
Install EasyBCD 2.0 on W7
Add a Vista entry to W7.
That way round W7 has no problems with the authenticity of the Vista bootloader.
What you've experienced is common. Vista shouldn't have a problem but quite often displays the symptoms you describe.