Question about EasyBCD & Win7 Hiberation

#1
Hi,

I'm dual booting Win7 RC1 & OSX using EasyBCD 2 Beta B60 (partition 1 is Win7 and partition 2 is OSX on a MBR disk) and for booting purposes, it works fine but my question is when I hibernate in Win7 and then power back on, it automatically resumes back into Win7.

Is there a way to get the EasyBCD boot menu instead? What I would like to do is to hibernate in Win7 and then boot into OSX to do whatever and then resume back into Win7 at a time of my choosing.

Thanks.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#2
Hi mfruit, welcome to NST.

I'm afraid this behavior is designated by Microsoft and EasyBCD cannot change it.
 
#3
Hi,

Thanks for the reply. Was this behavior introduced in Vista or Win7? I'm curious because I was dual booting XP & OSX previously (using the Chameleon bootloader) and was able to get the boot menu when I hibernated in XP and then restarted the machine.

But for whatever reason, Win7 hibernation isn't compatible with the Chameleon bootloader so I am trying out EasyBCD (which does support Win7 hibernation).

Thanks.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#4
Windows Vista.