How to Use BCDEDIT on Windows® 7
Get to know more about using BCDEDIT on Windows 7
Windows is the latest and most user-friendly Operating System manufactured and developed by Microsoft. Microsoft introduces numerous mind blowing features in it as compared to its predecessor Windows Vista. Windows 7 is more flexible than Windows Vista. To run a Windows 7 computer properly, the computer should have at least one Giga bytes of RAM, one GHz or faster processor, 16 GB available hard disk space and suitable graphic device etc. You can also make use of extra hardware according to your use. BCDEDIT is a command-line tool which means Boot Configuration Data (BCD). Boot Configuration Data is used to describe boot applications and boot application settings. It also deals with the objects and elements in the store that effectively replace Boot.ini.
Here we are going to discuss about the role of BCDEDIT , tips to use BCDEDIT to remove the Operating System entry:
- Uses of BCDEDIT
- Details of BCBCDEDIT DEdit
- Removing OS entry
Uses of bcdedit
BCDEDIT can be used for a variety of purposes, like creating new stores, modifying existing stores, adding boot menu parameters etc. Function of this service is almost similar to Bootcfg.exe on earlier Windows versions. However this exposes wider range of boot parameters than Bootcfg.exe and improved scripting support. Microsoft introduced this tool in Windows Vista and modified it in Windows 7. Administrator privileges are necessary for making changes in BCDEDIT. BCDEDIT is developed for making changes in BCD. This is a very helpful tool in maintaining the effective performance of the computer.
Details of BCDEdit
Open command prompt by pressing ‘Windows key+ R’ and typing ‘command’ in it. Type ‘BCDEDIT’ and press ‘Enter’ in the keyboard. Boot entry consists of identifier, device, path, and description. The identifier shows how the system has named in the boot entry. The device deals with the drive or virtual image that the system will use to boot the boot entry. Function of path is the location on the device where the boot loader file is located in the Operating System. Description is the friendly name that the user can provide to the boot entry.
You can edit and alter any parameter of the Operating System using BCDEDIT . There are suitable commands in BCDEDIT for editing and removing Operating System entries. Some examples for BCD commands are given below. You can use the command ‘BCDEDIT ’ for viewing the current settings. Some particular BCD command will back up the BCD in ‘C’ drive. Creating back up will help to restore any change in the BCD. In case of a system crash, you can restore it using suitable command.
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