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BCDEDIT adding dual boot system

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I'm trying to create a dual booting system with Windows 7 and Vista.  We have an issue where a particular device driver won't work under 7 and isn't supported by the company but Vista is, What the hell right? Anyway, Windows 7 was already installed and I just installed the Vista to another partition to the same drive.  Now I guess we need to use BCDEDIT to add the entry but when I do add an entry to it all I get errors after selecting Windows 7.

So apparently I need to understand how to use BCDEDIT to add Windows 7 back into the mix since Vista seems to be the master now.

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Top Expert 2012
Commented:
You aren't seeing this screen when you reboot the machine?

Windows Boot Manager

If not, here are a pair of good tutorials that should help guide you through the proper steps:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

Windows 7 BCDEDIT Tutorial
This may help

Install Dual-Boot of Windows 7 + Vista on Windows 7 computer (Win7 installed first)

http://thpc.info/dual/win7/dualboot_win7+vista_on_win7.html
David Johnson, CDSimple Geek from the '70s
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Distinguished Expert 2019
Commented:
locate the drive letter of your windows 7 installation then type in a cmd window
bcdboot x:\windows

reboot and you should see your windows 7 installation

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Commented:
Lee, if the author doesn't reply I think that a simple 3-way split between all of the Expert replies would be the most appropriate outcome.
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