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How to clone the OS disk and keep both disks plugged in?

Here's the situation: A Windows RAID 1 has partially failed. The broken disk was replaced with a new disk. The old two disks do not have Advanced Format (bigger sector size). The new replacement disk ...
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Is it possible to script rebooting to another OS once?

In Server 2012 R2 you can hold Shift when you choose to reboot from the start menu it brings you to a screen that lets you choose which OS you want to boot to if you have multi-boot set up. This ...
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How can I automatically boot into the Advanced Boot menu in Windows 7

Rather than playing the F8 game on startup, is there a way (command line etc.) of configuring windows so that shutting down Window and rebooting will always come up with the advanced boot menu or ...
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What is the default value of IncreaseUserVa on Windows Server 2008 and how to show it?

I'm on a 64 bit Windows Server 2008 machine with 24 Gb of RAM. For a 32 bit app I would like to use the /LARGEADDRESSAWARE linker option. For this, if I'm not mistaken (and please correct me if I am) ...
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How do I move the bootmgr folder to a different drive?

I'd like to delete a FAT16 partition that only has boot information on it. I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2. I've used BCDEdit to examine the boot configuration(output below). I'm just unclear ...
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Access Windows Boot Manager selector when timeout is set to 0?

I've installed Wubi onto a Windows Vista computer. I've also set the boot timeout to 0: bcdedit /timeout 0 However, now I can't figure out how to get the menu to come up at all! I read on the ...
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How can I edit the boot configuration data (BCD) store of another disk?

BCDEdit allows for editing the bcd store of the current system drive (C: drive). Is there also a way to create and edit the bcd store of a secondary drive, so the system can boot from it later on? ...
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Windows Server 2008 reboots into WinRe recovery environment

I have had an issue on a few Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard servers recently where when doing a standard reboot, it will reboot into the WinRE recovery environment. Going to the console of the ...
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All BCD edits lost after reboot

I'm trying to create a system that will use native boot VHDs, as described on Technet. I followed that entire whitepaper throughout, making modifications for my system (I have three VHDs to boot ...
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Adding bcd store entry to add in legacy win 2003 dual boot option

What settings to you use to add a legacy win 2003 config to the bcd store on win2008 server to enable the dual boot option. I tried to use easybcd, but I think it is a crock and it added a legacy ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Server not booting (Advanced repair options)

I have a server running Server 2012 R2 which is not booting. The server has the Hyper-V Role installed and hosts a number of VMs. The server boots into the Advanced repair options every time. I have ...
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Server crash: BSOD caused by bcedit.exe - How can this be solved?

On one of our servers (Windows Server 2008 R2 - Datacenter) hosted in the AWS cloud we got a BSOD, the MiniDump simply said: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA Caused by driver: ntoskrnl.exe The AWS ...
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'Boot' folder was accidentally deleted from WinServer 2008 R1

Unfortunately, the 'Boot' folder in Windows Server 2008 R1 (not R2!) has been erroneously deleted. Now I'm seeng a message that Windows can't be started. Fortunately, I have a copy of the whole disk ...
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Server 2003 and Server 2008 BCDEdit BSoD

We upgraded Server 2003 to Server 2008 and upon reboots kept getting asked which OS to load. So I used BCDEdit to set the default entry and when I rebooted, I was no longer asked which OS to load, but ...