Can Windows 7 bootloader boot a Windows 8 bootable VHD?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Gremo, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Gremo

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  2. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Can't you just try it and see if it works?
     
  3. sebus

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    @steven4554, that was NOT the question!
     
  4. steven4554

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    sebus, I only replied cause i thought it would save Gremo from wasting his or her time trying a powershell script that won't work on win7.
     
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    #6 Gremo, Aug 23, 2012
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    Thank for your time to all. I've build my vhd using imagex, than saved the old bcd configuration:

    Code:
    bcdedit /export C:\bcdbackup
    
    Using Windows 8 bootloader (X is the mounted vhd drive letter):

    Code:
    bcdboot X:\Windows
    
    All worked fine. Tested for more than an hour. After, you can uninstall it removing the vhd and issuing:

    Code:
    bcdedit /import C:\bcdbackup
    
    Anyway the question still remain unanswered :p
     
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    #7 HALIKUS, Aug 23, 2012
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