Easy BCD on a bootable CD ?

Discussion in 'Recovery & Backup' started by james2b, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. james2b


    Mar 22, 2009
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    It is more logical to have a Vista version of that Ultimate boot CD for Windows, with Easy BCD on it, to fix Vista boot issues when unable to boot into your Vista GUI desktop. Sure I did install Easy BCD 1.7.2 in my 64 bit vista home premium, but what good is that if boot problems occur so then it's useless ? So far at that site they only have a XP version to create; http://ubcd4win.com/
    james2b, Mar 22, 2009
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  2. james2b


    Jan 27, 2007
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    Northern Virginia, USA
    The intent, at least when folks were getting Vista DVDs and/or recovery CDs, was that booting with those would bring up Win RE which would then allow them to do various kinds of repairs to Vista, the most frequently used one being Startup Repair.

    Of course, that all evaporated when cheapskate OEMs decided to NOT include a few penny's worth of CD with their machines, thus ensuring that their customers had no way to boot into a repair CD and fix anything.

    As to easyBCD, you're certainly welcome to go to the NeoSmart website and suggest that they make such a bootable CD available, but given the flood they got when they made the Vista boot CDs available, it's not likely they would do this.

    At least the good news is that, with Windows 7, you'll be provided a way to generate such a CD within the OS itself -- and won't have to rely on OEMs including such capabilities.
    WAW8, Mar 24, 2009
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