Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Windows 7 Boot Manager

I recently installed Linux Mint on a seperate partition to my Windows 7 operating system.
After removing Linux Mint I was left with a black startup screen asking what OS I wanted to load (bootloader)
1 Windows 7 (recovered)
2 Linux Mint

If none selected after 30 seconds the Windows 7 started to load.

Solutions to edit the Windows Boot Manager using bcdedit were confusing but a freeware utility called EasyBCD V2.0 was downloaded at

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1

It was easily resoved with this.

EasyBCD is NeoSmart Technologies' multiple award-winning answer to taking control of your bootloader. EasyBCD extends and revamps the Windows Vista/Windows 7 BCD bootloader, and with EasyBCD, almost anything is possible. Setting up and configuring a dual-boot between Windows 7, Windows Vista, older versions of Windows such as XP & 2003, Linux, Ubuntu, BSD, and Mac OS X is a breeze. You just point & click and EasyBCD does the rest.

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