Windows Boot manager?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mrwirez, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. Mrwirez

    Mrwirez MDL Novice

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    I have a partition on my hard drive: C & D.

    My "C" Drive has XP and "D" drive has Windows 7 release 264 pre-RTM.

    Question: Does the windows boot manager work with windows 7 7600 (RTM)?

    Question: I want to format my C: [XP] drive and install Windows7 RTM. Will the boot manager know the difference between RTM and v264?

    Once windows 7 RTM is activated on C:, I will move all my settings and programs over from my D: drive, and remove it.


    Any Help would be great...
    Thanks, Mrwirez :)
     
  2. ifeife2

    ifeife2 MDL Member

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    When you install your 2nd copy of Window 7 it will be the RTM version, so this is the version you want to boot into I'm guessing. After installing it will probably become the active partition. Then just install easybcd and use it to add an entry to boot your other partition of windows 7 (pre-RTM).
     
  3. Mrwirez

    Mrwirez MDL Novice

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    Thank you ifeife2. I was told at another forum that version Win7 7600 (RTM) would not work with a boot manager.
     
  4. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    I use Easy BCD to dual boot between Windows 7 build 7600 and Windows Xp and it works great. :D
     
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  5. sadom

    sadom MDL Novice

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    W7 RTM already has a Bootmanager, on my Machine the Options after install W7 was:

    earlyer MS os
    Windows 7​

    Server 2003 is on C:, W7 on D:
     
  6. Mrwirez

    Mrwirez MDL Novice

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    Well I went ahead and ditched WinXP... I felt kinda bad..NOT. I really like Windows 7, it is by far the most polished OS out of the box from M$ to date..

    When I start up, my boot screen shows: Windows 7 and Windows 7. I know the first one is RTM and the second one is release 7264. Thank you everyone. Now I just need to ...ahem, ACTIVATE within 119 days. :D