bcdedit Windows 7 and Vista

by admin on November 22, 2010

I was looking for a comprehensive help guide on bcdedit. Since I could not find anything online I thought to start one of my own. So far I have all the commands and examples on what each piece of information’s means. Take a look below. This is not a finished tutorial but I think will provide valuable help for anyone that needs any with bcdedit. For a quick dirty fix go to the end of this post there are the most important commands compiled.

The 3 commands below are good for editing your bcdedit store, but the entire help manual is contained after those three.

bcdedit /copy {curent} /d “Description of the new OS” this command copies th current os into a new option, then you can edit it with the commands below.

bcdedit /set {CURENT} DEVICE PARTITION=S: — this command changes the partition or the harddrive drive letter.
bcdedit /set {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} path \windows\system32\winload.exe

BCDEDIT – Boot Configuration Data Store Editor

The Bcdedit.exe command-line tool modifies the boot configuration data store.
The boot configuration data store contains boot configuration parameters and
controls how the operating system is booted. These parameters were previously
in the Boot.ini file (in BIOS-based operating systems) or in the nonvolatile
RAM entries (in Extensible Firmware Interface-based operating systems). You can
use Bcdedit.exe to add, delete, edit, and append entries in the boot
configuration data store.

For detailed command and option information, type bcdedit.exe /? <command>. For
example, to display detailed information about the /createstore command, type:

bcdedit.exe /? /createstore

For an alphabetical list of topics in this help file, run “bcdedit /? TOPICS”.

Commands that operate on a store
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/createstore Creates a new and empty boot configuration data store.
/export Exports the contents of the system store to a file. This file
can be used later to restore the state of the system store.
/import Restores the state of the system store using a backup file
created with the /export command.
/sysstore Sets the system store device (only affects EFI systems, does
not persist across reboots, and is only used in cases where
the system store device is ambiguous).

Commands that operate on entries in a store
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/copy Makes copies of entries in the store.
/create Creates new entries in the store.
/delete Deletes entries from the store.
/mirror Creates mirror of entries in the store.

Run bcdedit /? ID for information about identifiers used by these commands.

Commands that operate on entry options
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/deletevalue Deletes entry options from the store.
/set Sets entry option values in the store.

Run bcdedit /? TYPES for a list of datatypes used by these commands.
Run bcdedit /? FORMATS for a list of valid data formats.

Commands that control output
============================
/enum Lists entries in the store.
/v Command-line option that displays entry identifiers in full,
rather than using names for well-known identifiers.
Use /v by itself as a command to display entry identifiers
in full for the ACTIVE type.

Running “bcdedit” by itself is equivalent to running “bcdedit /enum ACTIVE”.

Commands that control the boot manager
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/bootsequence Sets the one-time boot sequence for the boot manager.
/default Sets the default entry that the boot manager will use.
/displayorder Sets the order in which the boot manager displays the
multiboot menu.
/timeout Sets the boot manager time-out value.
/toolsdisplayorder Sets the order in which the boot manager displays
the tools menu.

Commands that control Emergency Management Services for a boot application
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/bootems Enables or disables Emergency Management Services
for a boot application.
/ems
Enables or disables Emergency Management Services for an
operating system entry.
/emssettings Sets the global Emergency Management Services parameters.

Command that control debugging
==============================
/bootdebug
Enables or disables boot debugging for a boot application.
/dbgsettings Sets the global debugger parameters.
/debug Enables or disables kernel debugging for an operating system
entry.
/hypervisorsettings Sets the hypervisor parameters.

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bcdedit /createstore <filename>

This command created a new empty boot configuration data store. The
created store is not a system store.

<filename>      Specifies the filename of the boot configuration data
store.  If the filename contains spaces, it must be
enclosed in quotation marks (“”).

Example:

The following command creates the specified store file:

bcdedit /createstore C:\DATA\BCD

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bcdedit /export <filename>

This command exports the contents of the system store into a file.  This file
can be used later to restore the state of the system store.  This command is
only valid for the system store.

<filename>          The filename to be used as the destination for the export.
If the filename contains spaces, it must be enclosed in
quotation marks (“”).

Example:

The following command exports the system store to the specified file:

bcdedit /export “C:\Data\BCD Backup”

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bcdedit /import <filename> [/clean]

This command restores the state of the system store using a backup data file
previously generated using the /export command.  Any existing entries in the
system store are deleted before the import takes place.  This command is only
valid for the system store.

<filename>      The name of the file that is imported into the system store.
If the filename contains spaces, it must be enclosed in
quotation marks (“”).

/clean          Specifies that all existing firmware boot entries should
be deleted (only affects EFI systems).

Example:

The following command imports the specified file into the system store.

bcdedit /import “C:\Data\BCD Backup” /clean

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bcdedit /sysstore <devicename>

This command sets the system store device.  This command is only valid for EFI
systems in cases where the system store device is ambiguous.  This setting does
not persist across reboots.

<devicename>        The name of a system partition to set as the the system
store device.  The device must be a system partition.

Example:

The following command sets the system store device as specified:

bcdedit /sysstore C:

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bcdedit /copy

This command creates a copy of the specified boot entry.

bcdedit [/store <filename>] /copy {<id>} /d <description>

<filename>      Specifies the store to be used. If this option is not
specified, the system store is used. For more information,
run “bcdedit /? store”.

<id>            Specifies the identifier of the entry to be copied.
For more information about identifiers, run
“bcdedit /? ID”.

<description>   Specifies the description to be applied to the new entry.

Example:

The following command creates a copy of the specified operating system boot
entry:

bcdedit /copy {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} /d “Copy of entry”

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This command creates a new entry in the boot configuration data store. If
a well-known identifier is specified, then the /application, /inherit and
/device options cannot be specified. If the <id> is not specified,
or if <id>is not well-known, then you must specify an /application, /inherit
or /device option.

bcdedit /create [{<id>}] [/d <description>] [/application <apptype> |
/inherit [<apptype>] | /inherit DEVICE | /device]

<id>                    Specifies the identifier to be used for the new
entry. For more information about identifiers, run
“bcdedit /? ID”.

<description>           Specifies the description to be applied to the new
entry.

/application <apptype>  Specifies that the new entry must be an application
entry. <apptype> specifies the application type.
<apptype> can be one of the following:

BOOTSECTOR
OSLOADER
RESUME
STARTUP

If you use other application types instead of
one of these, you must also specify a well-known
identifier.

/inherit [<apptype>]    Specifies that the new entry must be an inherit
entry, and <apptype> specifies the application
type. If <apptype> is not specified, then the entry
can be inherited by any entry. If specified,
<apptype> can be one of the following:

BOOTMGR
BOOTSECTOR
FWBOOTMGR
MEMDIAG
NTLDR
OSLOADER
RESUME

The modifier prevents the inherit entry from being
inherited by an application entry of <apptype>.

/inherit DEVICE         Specifies that the new entry must be an inherit
entry, and that the entry can only be inherited by
a device options entry.

/device                 Specifies that the new entry must be an additional
device options entry.

Examples:

The following command creates a NTLDR based OS loader entry (Ntldr):

bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d “Earlier Windows OS Loader”

The following command creates a RAM disk additional options entry:

bcdedit /create {ramdiskoptions}

The following command creates a new operating system boot entry:

bcdedit /create /d “Windows Vista” /application osloader

The following command creates a new debugger settings entry:

bcdedit /create {dbgsettings}

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This command deletes an entry from the boot configuration data store.

bcdedit [/store <filename>] /delete <id> [/f] [/cleanup | /nocleanup]

<filename>      Specifies the store to be used. If this option is not
specified, the system store is used. For more information,
run “bcdedit /? store”.

<id>            Specifies the identifier of the boot entry that you want to
delete. For more information about identifiers,
run “bcdedit /? ID”.

/f              Deletes the specified entry. Without this option, Bcdedit
will not delete any entries that have a well-known
identifier.

/cleanup        Deletes the specified entry and removes the entry from the
display order. Any other references to the entry being
deleted will also be removed from the store.  When deleting
an OS loader entry, the associated resume from hibernation
entry is also deleted if it is not referenced by any other
OS loaders. This option is assumed unless /nocleanup is
specified.

/nocleanup      Deletes the specified entry without removing the entry from
the display order.

Examples:

The following command deletes the specified operating system entry from the
store and removes the entry from the display order:

bcdedit /delete {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71}

The following command deletes the specified operating system entry from the
store and removes the entry from the display order:

bcdedit /delete {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} /cleanup

The following command deletes the specified operating system entry from the
store without removing the entry from the display order:

bcdedit /delete {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} /nocleanup

The following command deletes the NTLDR based OS loader entry from the store:

bcdedit /delete {ntldr} /f

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This command creates a mirror of the specified boot entry.

bcdedit [/store <filename>] /mirror {<id>}

<filename>      Specifies the store to be used. If this option is not
specified, the system store is used. For more information,
run “bcdedit /? store”.

<id>            Specifies the identifier of the entry to be mirrored.
For more information about identifiers, run
“bcdedit /? ID”.

Example:

The following command creates a mirror of the specified operating system boot
entry:

bcdedit /mirror {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71}

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This command deletes a data element from an entry in the boot configuration
data store.

bcdedit [/store <filename>] /deletevalue [<id>] <datatype>

<filename>  Specifies the store to be used. If this option is not
specified, the system store is used. For more information,
run “bcdedit /? store”.

<id>        Specifies the identifier of the entry that will be modified. If
not specified, {current} is used.  For more information about
identifiers, run “bcdedit /? ID”.

<datatype>  Specifies the option that will be removed from the specified
entry. Run “bcdedit /? TYPES” for more information about
data types.

Examples:

The following command deletes the bootsequence option from the boot manager
entry:

bcdedit /deletevalue {bootmgr} bootsequence

The following command deletes the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE)
value from the current operating system boot entry:

bcdedit /deletevalue winpe

The following command deletes the Windows PE value from the specified operating
system boot entry:

bcdedit /deletevalue {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} winpe

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bcdedit /store

This command sets an entry option value in the boot configuration data store.

bcdedit [/store <filename>] /set [{<id>}] <datatype> <value> [ /addfirst | /addlast | /remove ]

<filename>  Specifies the store to be used. If this option is not
specified, the system store is used. For more information,
run “bcdedit /? store”.

<id>        Specifies the identifier of the entry to be modified.  If not
specified, {current} is used. For more information about
identifiers, run “bcdedit /? ID”.

<datatype>  Specifies the option data type that will be created or
modified. Run “bcdedit /? TYPES” for more information about
data types.

<value>     Specifies the value that should be assigned to the option. The
format of <value> depends on the data type specified. Run
“bcdedit /? FORMATS” for more information about data formats.

/addfirst   This switch can only be used if datatype is an object list.
Adds the specified entry identifier to the top of the list.
If this switch is specified, only a single entry identifier
may be specified.  If the specified identifier is already
in the list, it will be moved to the top of the list.

/addlast    This switch can only be used if datatype is an object list.
Adds the specified entry identifier to the end of the list.
If this switch is specified, only a single entry identifier
may be specified.  If the specified identifier is already
in the list, it is moved to the end of the list.

/remove     This switch can only be used if datatype is an object list.
Removes the specified entry identifier from the list.
If this switch is specified, only a single entry identifier
may be specified.  If the identifier is not in the list
then the operation has no effect. If the last entry is being
removed, then the datatype value is deleted.

Examples:

The following command sets the application device to the partition C: for the
specified operating system entry:

bcdedit /set {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} device partition=C:

NOTE: Use ‘hd_partiton=’ syntax to explicitly disable automatic VHD
detection, and create entries that are compatible for booting a
virtual machine, i.e.,

bcdedit /store F:\boot\bcd /set {default} device hd_partition=F:

The following command sets the OS device to a VHD file (C:\vdisks\vdisk01.vhd)
for the specified operating system entry:

bcdedit /set {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} osdevice
vhd=[C:]\vdisks\disk01.vhd

The following command sets the application path to
\windows\system32\winload.exe for the specified operating system entry:

bcdedit /set {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} path
\windows\system32\winload.exe

The following command sets the NX policy to OptIn for the current operating
system boot entry.

bcdedit /set nx optin

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TYPES

The /set and /deletevalue commands require a <datatype> as a parameter.
<datatype> uniquely identifies both the data format and meaning of the value.

Data types are identified using either a name or a custom type. The names are
listed below, along  with their data formats (in parentheses) and a short
description of the custom type. If a format is not specified, then the
description lists the literal values that you can use for that type. For
information about data formats, run “bcdedit /? formats”.

The following types are valid for any entry. For information about types that
are specific to a particular entry, such as boot manager entries or the Windows
OS Loader entries, see the end of this help topic.

Entries
=======
DESCRIPTION (string)    Defines the description of the entry.
PATH (string)           Defines the path to the application.
DEVICE (device)         Defines the device that the application resides on.
INHERIT (list)          Defines the list of entries to be inherited.

For information about additional types for device objects, run
“bcdedit /? TYPES DEVOBJECT”.

For information about additional types for particular applications,
run “bcdedit /? TYPES <apptype>”, where <apptype> is one of the following:

BOOTAPP     Boot applications. These types also apply to the boot manager,
memory diagnostic application, Windows OS loader, and the resume
application.
BOOTMGR     Boot manager.
BOOTSECTOR  Boot sector application.
CUSTOMTYPES Custom types.
DEVOBJECT   Device object additional options.
FWBOOTMGR   Firmware boot manager
MEMDIAG     Memory diagnostic application
NTLDR       OS loader that shipped with earlier Windows OS
OSLOADER    Windows Vista OS loader
RESUME      Resume application

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The following describes the formats of the data that are required for
<datatypes> used with the /set command. The format that is required depends on
the <datatypes> that you specify with the /set command. For more information
about the formats associated with each <datatype>, run “bcdedit /? TYPES”.

bool    A boolean value. The following values correspond to TRUE:

1, ON, YES, TRUE

The following values correspond to FALSE:

0, OFF, NO, FALSE

device  A device can be one of the following types:

BOOT
PARTITION=<drive>
HD_PARTITION=<drive>
FILE=[<parent>]<path>
RAMDISK=[<parent>]<path>,<optionsid>
VHD=[<parent>]<path>,<locatecustom>

The options for these types are:

<drive>        A drive letter with a colon and no trailing
backslashes.
<parent>       (Required) Can be either BOOT, LOCATE, or a drive
letter with colon.  The square brackets do not
indicate that this is optional, but are a literal
part of the syntax.
<path>         A path to the file (or .wim file) from the root of
the parent device.
<optionsid>    The identifier to the device options entry that
contains the system deployment image (SDI) options
for the RAM disk. This is usually
{ramdisksdioptions}.
<locatecustom> Supplies an optional element used to locate a device
within a VHD. The default locate element for a
device is its application path (systemroot for an
osdevice). Custom values must be specified using
custom element sytax (see -help types customtypes),
for example: locate=custom:22000002.

id      An entry identifier, which refers to an entry in the boot configuration
data store. Run “bcdedit /? ID” for more information about identifiers.

integer A 64-bit integer type.  Some integer types can be set using enumerated
values.

integerlist     A list of one or more 64-bit integers, separated by spaces.
This list should not be enclosed in quotation marks.

list    An entry identifier list. It contains one or more entry identifiers
separated by spaces. The list should not be enclosed in quotation
marks.

string  A literal string. If it contains spaces, it should be surrounded by
quotation marks (“”).

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bcdedit /v

This command lists entries in a store. The /enum command is the default,
so running “bcdedit” without parameters is equivalent to running
“bcdedit /enum ACTIVE”.

bcdedit [/store <filename>] /enum [<type> | <id>] [/v]

<filename>  Specifies the store to be used. If this option is not
specified, the system store is used. For more information,
run “bcdedit /? store”.

<type>      Specifies the type of entries to be listed. <type> can be one
of the following:

ACTIVE      All entries in the boot manager display order. This
is the default.

FIRMWARE    All firmware applications.

BOOTAPP     All boot environment applications.

BOOTMGR     The boot manager.

OSLOADER    All operating system entries.

RESUME      All resume from hibernation entries.

INHERIT     All inherit entries.

ALL         All entries.

<id>        Specifies the identifier of the entry to be listed.  If an
identifier is provided, then only the specified object will be
listed. For information about identifiers, run “bcdedit /? ID”.

/v          Displays entry identifiers in full, rather than using
names for well-known identifiers.

Examples:

The following command lists all operating system loader boot entries:

bcdedit /enum OSLOADER

The following command lists all boot manager entries:

bcdedit /enum BOOTMGR

The following command lists only the default boot entry:

bcdedit /enum {default}

The following command lists only the specified operating system boot entry:

bcdedit /enum {b38a9fc1-5690-11da-b795-e9ad3c5e0e3a}

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Usually, any well-known entry identifiers are replaced by their friendly
shorthand form.  Specifying /v as a command-line switch prevents this
replacement and displays all identifiers in full. Running “bcdedit /v” by
itself is equivalent to running “bcdedit /enum ACTIVE /v”.

bcdedit /v

Example:

The following command lists the active entries in the system store with all
entry identifiers displayed in full.

bcdedit /enum ACTIVE /v

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This command sets the one-time boot sequence to be used by the boot
manager.

bcdedit /bootsequence <id> […] [ /addfirst | /addlast | /remove ]

<id> […]      Specifies a list of identifiers that make up the boot
sequence. You must specify at least one identifier and must
separate identifiers by spaces. For more information about
identifiers, run “bcdedit /? ID”.

/addfirst       Adds the specified entry identifier to the top of the boot
sequence.  If this switch is specified, only a single
identifier may be specified.  If the identifier is already
in the list, it is moved to the top of the list.

/addlast        Adds the specified entry identifier to the end of the boot
sequence.  If this switch is specified, only a single
identifier may be specified.  If the identifier is already
in the list, it is moved to the end of the list.

/remove         Removes the specified entry identifier from the boot
sequence.  If this switch is specified, only a single
entry identifier may be specified.  If the identifier is
not in the list then the operation has no effect. If
the last entry is being removed, then the boot sequence
value is deleted from the boot manager entry.

Examples:

The following command sets two OS entries and the NTLDR based OS loader in the
boot manager one-time boot sequence:

bcdedit /bootsequence {802d5e32-0784-11da-bd33-000476eba25f}
{cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} {ntldr}

The following command adds the specified OS entry to the end of the boot
manager one-time boot sequence:

bcdedit /bootsequence {802d5e32-0784-11da-bd33-000476eba25f} /addlast

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This command sets the default entry that the boot manager will use when the
timeout expires.

bcdedit /default <id>

<id>    Specifies the identifier of the boot entry to be used as the
default when the time-out expires. For information about
identifiers, run “bcdedit /? ID”.

Examples:

The following command sets the specified entry as the default boot manager
entry:

bcdedit /default {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71}

The following command sets the NTLDR based OS loader as the default
entry:

bcdedit /default {ntldr}

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This command sets the display order to be used by the boot manager.

bcdedit /displayorder <id> […] [ /addfirst | /addlast | /remove ]

<id> […]      Specifies a list of identifiers that make up the
display order.  At least one identifier must be specified
and they must be separated by spaces.  For more information
about identifiers, run “bcdedit /? ID”.

/addfirst       Adds the specified entry identifier to the top of
the display order.  If this switch is specified, only a
single entry identifier may be specified.  If the specified
identifier is already in the list, it will be moved to the
top of the list.

/addlast        Adds the specified entry identifier to the end of
the display order.  If this switch is specified, only a
single entry identifier may be specified.  If the specified
identifier is already in the list, it is moved to the
end of the list.

/remove         Removes the specified entry identifier from the
display order.  If this switch is specified, only a single
entry identifier may be specified.  If the identifier is
not in the list then the operation has no effect. If
the last entry is being removed, then the display order
value is deleted from the boot manager entry.

Examples:

The following command sets two OS entries and the NTLDR based OS loader in
the boot manager display order:

bcdedit /displayorder {802d5e32-0784-11da-bd33-000476eba25f}
{cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} {ntldr}

The following command adds the specified OS entry to the end of the boot
manager display order:

bcdedit /displayorder {802d5e32-0784-11da-bd33-000476eba25f} /addlast

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This command sets the time to wait, in seconds, before the boot manager selects
a default entry. For information about setting the default entry, run
“bcdedit /? default”.

bcdedit /timeout <timeout>

<timeout>   Specifies the time to wait, in seconds, before the boot manager
selects a default entry.

Example:

The following command sets the boot manager <timeout> to 30 seconds:

bcdedit /timeout 30

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bcdedit /toolsdisplayorder <id> […] [ /addfirst | /addlast | /remove ]

This command will set the display order to be used by the boot manager when
displaying the tools menu.

<id> […]      Specifies a list of identifiers that make up the tools
display order.  At least one identifier must be specified
and they must be separated by spaces.  For more information
about identifiers, run “bcdedit /? ID”.

/addfirst       Adds the specified entry identifier to the top of
the tools display order.  If this switch is specified, only
a single entry identifier may be specified.  If the
specified identifier is already in the list, it is
moved to the top of the list.

/addlast        Adds the specified entry identifier to the end of
the tools display order.  If this switch is specified, only
a single entry identifier may be specified.  If the
specified identifier is already in the list, it is
moved to the end of the list.

/remove         Removes the specified entry identifier from the
tools display order.  If this switch is specified, only a
single entry identifier may be specified.  If the
identifier is not in the list, then the operation will have
no effect.  If the last entry is being removed, then the
tools display order value is deleted from the boot manager
entry.

Examples:

The following command sets two tools entries and the memory diagnostic in the
boot manager’s tools display order:

bcdedit /toolsdisplayorder {802d5e32-0784-11da-bd33-000476eba25f}
{cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} {memdiag}

The following command adds the specified tool entry to the end of the boot
manager’s tools display order:

bcdedit /toolsdisplayorder {802d5e32-0784-11da-bd33-000476eba25f} /addlast

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This command enables or disables Emergency Management Services for the
specified entry.

bcdedit /bootems [<id>] { ON | OFF }

<id>    Specifies the identifier of the entry to be modified. Although this
command will work for any entry, it is only effective for boot
applications.

Example:

The following command enables Emergency Management Services for the boot
manager:

bcdedit /bootems {bootmgr} ON

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This command enables or disables Emergency Management Services for the
specified operating system boot entry.

bcdedit /ems [<id>] { ON | OFF }

<id>    Specifies the identifier of the entry to be modified.  Only
“Windows boot loader” entries can be specified. If not specified,
{current} is used. For more information about identifiers, run
“bcdedit /? ID”.

Example:

The following command enables Emergency Management Services for the current
operating system boot entry:

bcdedit /ems ON

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This command sets the global Emergency Management Services settings for the
system. Emssettings does not enable or disable Emergency Management Services
for any particular boot entry.

bcdedit /emssettings [ BIOS ] | [ EMSPORT:<port> | [EMSBAUDRATE:<baudrate>] ]

BIOS        Specifies that the system will use BIOS settings for the
Emergency Management Services configuration. This works only
on systems that have Emergency Management Services support
provided by the BIOS.

<port>      Specifies the serial port to use as the Emergency Management
Services port. This should not be specified with the BIOS
option.

<baudrate>  Specifies the serial baud rate to use for Emergency Management
Services. This command should not be specified with the BIOS
option. <baudrate> is optional, and the default is 9,600 baud.

Examples:

The following command sets the Emergency Management Services parameters to use
BIOS settings:

bcdedit /emssettings BIOS

The following command sets the Emergency Management Services parameters to use
com2: at 115,200 baud.

bcdedit /emssettings EMSPORT:2 EMSBAUDRATE:115200

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This command enables or disables the boot debugger for the specified boot
entry. Although this command works for any entry, it is only effective for boot
applications.

bcdedit /bootdebug [<id>] { ON | OFF }

<id>    Specifies the identifier of the entry to be modified.
For information about identifiers, run “bcdedit /? ID”.

Examples:

The following command enables boot debugging for the Windows operating system
loader of the current operating system boot entry:

bcdedit /bootdebug ON

The following command disables boot debugging for the Windows boot manager:

bcdedit /bootdebug {bootmgr} OFF

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This command sets or displays the global debugger settings for the system.

This command does not enable or disable the debugger for any particular boot
entry.  To enable or disable the debugger for a particular boot entry, use
“bcdedit /debug < identifier> ON”.  For information about identifiers, run
“bcdedit /? ID”.

To set an individual global debugger setting, use
“bcdedit /set {dbgsettings} <type> <value>”.  For information about valid
types, run “bcdedit /? TYPES”.

bcdedit /dbgsettings [ <debugtype> [DEBUGPORT:<port>] [BAUDRATE:<baud>]
[CHANNEL:<channel>] [TARGETNAME:<targetname>]
/start <startpolicy> /noumex ]

<debugtype>     Specifies the type of debugger. <debugtype> can be one of
SERIAL, 1394 or USB.

<port>          For SERIAL debugging, specifies the serial port to use as
the debugging port. This is an optional setting.

<baud>          For SERIAL debugging, specifies the baud rate to be used
for debugging. This is an optional setting.

<channel>       For 1394 debugging, specifies the 1394 channel to be used
for debugging.

<targetname>    For universal serial bus (USB) debugging, specifies the USB
target name to be used for debugging.

/start <startpolicy>   For all debugger types, this specifies the debugger
start policy.  <startpolicy> can be one of the following:
ACTIVE
AUTOENABLE
DISABLE.
If not specified, ACTIVE is the default.

/noumex         If specified, this causes the kernel debugger to ignore any
user-mode exceptions.

Examples:

The following command displays the current global debugger settings:

bcdedit /dbgsettings

The following command sets the global debugger settings to serial debugging
over com1 at 115,200 baud:

bcdedit /dbgsettings SERIAL DEBUGPORT:1 BAUDRATE:115200

The following command sets the global debugger settings to 1394 debugging
using channel 23:

bcdedit /dbgsettings 1394 CHANNEL:23

The following command sets the global debugger settings to USB debugging
using target name DEBUGGING:

bcdedit /dbgsettings USB TARGETNAME:DEBUGGING

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This command enables or disables the kernel debugger for the specified boot
entry.

bcdedit /debug [<id>] { ON | OFF }

<id>         Specifies the identifier of the entry to be modified.  Only
Windows boot loader entries may be specified.  If not
specified, {current} is used. For more information about
identifiers, run “bcdedit /? ID”.

Examples:

The following command enables kernel debugging for the current Windows
operating system boot entry:

bcdedit /debug ON

The following command disables kernel debugging for the specified operating
system entry:

bcdedit /debug {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} OFF

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This command sets or displays the hypervisor settings for the system.

This command does not enable or disable the hypervisor debugger for any
particular OS loader entry. To enable or disable the hypervisor debugger for a
particular OS loader entry, use “bcdedit /set <identifier> HYPERVISORDEBUG ON”.
For information about identifiers, run “bcdedit /? ID”.

To set an individual hypervisor debugger setting, use
“bcdedit /set {hypervisorsettings} <type> <value>”.  For information about valid
types, run “bcdedit /? TYPES”.

bcdedit /hypervisorsettings [ <debugtype> [DEBUGPORT:<port>] [BAUDRATE:<baud>]
[CHANNEL:<channel>] ]

<debugtype>     Specifies the type of debugger. <debugtype> can be one of
SERIAL or 1394.

<port>          For SERIAL debugging, specifies the serial port to use as
the debugging port.

<baud>          For SERIAL debugging, specifies the baud rate to be used
for debugging.

<channel>       For 1394 debugging, specifies the 1394 channel to be used
for debugging.

Examples:

The following command displays the current hypervisor settings:

bcdedit /hypervisorsettings

The following command sets the hypervisor debugger settings to serial debugging
over COM1 at 115,200 baud:

bcdedit /hypervisorsettings SERIAL DEBUGPORT:1 BAUDRATE:115200

The following command sets the hypervisor debugger settings to 1394 debugging
using channel 23:

bcdedit /hypervisorsettings 1394 CHANNEL:23

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bcdedit /copy {curent} /d “Description of the new OS” this command copies th current os into a new option, then you can edit it with the commands below.

bcdedit /set {CURENT} DEVICE PARTITION=S: — this command changes the partition or the harddrive drive letter.
bcdedit /set {cbd971bf-b7b8-4885-951a-fa03044f5d71} path \windows\system32\winload.exe

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