iReboot Beta

mqudsi

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#21
Yeah, definitely wouldn't want that! :wtf:


But hopefully nothing of that sort will happen B)
 

Ex_Brit

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#22
I doubt that they would or could copyright a letter of the alphabet - mind you, anything goes in American courts these days.
 

Ex_Brit

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#24
This has to be one of the most handy little tools I've every come across. I've installed it in all 3 of my "boots" and it saves several keystrokes every time.
 

Mak 2.0

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#25
IT is a great program. I use it all the time now. Saves me those extra clicks from having to go to the start menu then shut down then restart.
 

mqudsi

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#26
w00t! thanks for all the kind words guys! :grinning:

If all goes well, I'll release iReboot on Monday and EasyBCD on Tuesday.. Should make for an interesting week! :lol:
 

Mak 2.0

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#27
I cant wait to let everyone know about the new releases.
 

Sarge

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#28
So, I need Vista and multiboot set with EasyBCD for this to work.
 

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mqudsi

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#29
Yeah. You don't really need a multiboot (though it's more or less useless without one), but you do need the Vista bootloader installed.

However, if the Vista bootloader is installed, iReboot can be run on Windows NT+ and Windows 98+.
 

Sarge

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#30
I have multi boot, it's XP and Ubuntu :smile:

but no Vista bootloader, that's the problem :smile:
 

Ex_Brit

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#31
Install EasyBCD in XP and it should then show up.
 

mqudsi

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#32
That's too bad.

It's impossible for me to make a program that runs in Windows and interfaces with the Linux bootloader :frowning:

EDIT:
Peter, he'd have to have a Vista drive somewhere that EasyBCD can use to install the Vista bootloader from.
 

Sarge

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#33
That's right Guru, I already had EasyBCD installed. But it needs Vista bootloader
 

Ex_Brit

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#34
Oops, thanks, I forgot, Vista is mandatory.
 

mqudsi

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#35
Actually, when I was on my no-Vista binge, I was forced to install the Vista bootloader without having Vista installed - it's possible, but a real pain in the you-know-where; and I won't be doing it again anytime soon.
 

Sarge

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#36
Actually, when I was on my no-Vista binge, I was forced to install the Vista bootloader without having Vista installed - it's possible, but a real pain in the you-know-where; and I won't be doing it again anytime soon.
Well done, I really have no idea how you managed to do that, but well done :smile:

It's fine, soooooooooon I should get new HDD, and take Vista maybe.
 

Ex_Brit

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#37
CG,
I've noticed in Vista at every startup I get a taskbar warning that iReboot has been blocked from starting and I have to then give it permission to start.
Under help the only solution is to remove it from the startup list or disable UAC, which I would rather leave in place.
Any ideas?
 

mqudsi

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#38
iReboot needs to access BCDedit.exe to set the default next-boot target, which requires admin privileges (imagine what would happen if it didn't!). There is no way to work around it :frowning:
 

Ex_Brit

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#39
Thought as much. It's only a minor irritation.
 
#40
I Disabled the UAC and it seems to be fine when I boot up :grinning:

One nice addition (and extremely helpful addition for me) would be if there was an option to just "permanently change the default boot OS" until of course you want to change it again... Can this be done in version 1.1? :grinning: