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rbnoggin

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[TIP] Modify Vista BCD after Chameleon install
« on: April 30, 2009, 08:21:12 PM »
After I had installed Chameleon, I ran into a cosmetic issue
of having to choose Vista at the BCD boot loader menu after
I had already chosen Vista at the Chameleon graphical menu.

This was a holdover from using the BCD menu originally to choose
between booting OSX and Vista.

Booting into Vista and trying to run bcdedit.exe to fix the issue
did not work.  After some research, some additional options to
bcdedit.exe solved the problem.

After booting into Vista...

To enumerate the menu list:

bcdedit /store c:\boot\bcd

To delete an entry:

bcdedit /store c:\boot\bcd /delete { menu entry long alphanumeric string }

To change timeout:

bcdedit /store c:\boot\bcd /timeout 0


All the other bcdedit.exe commands work as long as you preface them with  the
"/store c:\boot\bcd" entry.

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Moderator Edit: Sounds like a useful tip. Can't verify it myself since I do not run windows at all, but should come handy for many users. Thanks.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2009, 11:01:10 PM by rocksteady »

imacken

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Re: [TIP] Modify Vista BCD after Chameleon install
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 08:52:08 PM »
Even simpler.  Just use EasyBCD v2.

AniV

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Re: [TIP] Modify Vista BCD after Chameleon install
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009, 03:49:35 PM »
Even simpler.  Just use EasyBCD v2.
Oops! I guess the Tip's idea is to show you how to get rid of the BCD bootloader menu
(no need for EasyBCD) and use Chameleon's instead. I found the tip to be very useful.
"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans". .

imacken

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Re: [TIP] Modify Vista BCD after Chameleon install
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2009, 06:11:42 PM »
Again, just use EasyBCD. If there is only 1 entry then you won't get the BCD loader screen, so just delete the one you don't want.