BCDEdit - Boot Config Editor

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Richard Philips, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. I'm told I need to use BCDEdit.EXE to change boot information. I have set up
    a dual boot system where XP was my old OS and Vista is the new OS. I would
    like to JUST change the default boot OS from Vista to XP for the time being.
    The instructions for the BCDEdit command lines are totally confusing to me.
    Anyone out there that could tell me a simple way to change this would be
    most appreciated.
     
    Richard Philips, Nov 27, 2006
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. VistaBoot Pro enables you to do this simply through its GUI.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Nov 27, 2006
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Richard Philips

    John Barnes Guest

    John Barnes, Nov 27, 2006
    #3

  4. Richard:

    You should download a free program called VistaBootPro, which provides a
    GUI interface to BCDEdit.exe.

    David Wilkinson
     
    David Wilkinson, Nov 27, 2006
    #4
  5. Richard don't bother with BCDedit, instead download VistaBootPro
    (www.vistabootpro.org) this by far the most user friendly boot editing
    interface around.

    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    http://vistasupport.mvps.org

    The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
    any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
    use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    mail/post..
     
    John Barnett MVP, Nov 27, 2006
    #5
  6. Richard Philips

    Max Guest

    If that is ALL you want to accomplish, you can do it from within Vista:
    Control Panel/System/Advanced System Settings in the left pane/Startup and
    Recovery-Settings Button/Default operating system from drop down list.

    Otherwise, Vista Boot Pro or similar utility
     
    Max, Nov 27, 2006
    #6
  7. Richard Philips

    vasu Guest

    vasu, Nov 27, 2006
    #7
  8. Richard Philips

    John Barnes Guest

    I've used both and have no preference (except that VistaBootPro's website
    was down for several hours one day and had to recommend EasyBCD so someone
    could solve their problem).
     
    John Barnes, Nov 27, 2006
    #8
  9. Both are as good as each other. The end result is the same. It just so
    happens that VistaBootPro is the one that is installed on my machine, so i
    use that one the most.

    --
    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
    http://vistasupport.mvps.org

    The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
    any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
    use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    mail/post..
     
    John Barnett MVP, Nov 28, 2006
    #9
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.