configuring windows boot loader for dual boot

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by vietnamstyle89, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. vietnamstyle89 macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2012
    Could any one suggest how to configure the windows boot loader for dualbooting Windows on the Macbook pro?

  2. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    Are you suggesting that you're having two different versions of Windows on your laptop?
  3. murphychris macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2012
    I think you need to reask and rephrase the question. It's not clear what behavior you want.

    Windows on Apple hardware, by default, uses CSM-BIOS mode boot. Not EFI. The Windows boot loader cannot boot Mac OS. It could only dual+ boot other BIOS dependent operating systems.

    This is why Apple provides utilities (the Bootcamp utilities) for Windows, including a Startup Disk manager so you can dual boot Mac OS and Windows.

    If you're asking about dual booting two different flavors or installations of Windows using the Windows boot loader, I think you're better off asking that on a Windows specific forum. It's unlikely most Mac users will be familiar with the capabilities of the Windows boot loader.

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