The ghost of Windows 7! OOOH!

Discussion in 'Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation' started by Ralph Bromley, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Ralph Bromley

    Ralph Bromley Honorable Member

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    Let me tell you the terrifying (Not really) tale of the ghost of Windows 7.
    It started on a wednesday, just like this one (or a Thursday in another time zone)
    A man had upgraded to the latest windows 10 and for the last week has been enjoying it for the most part.
    But then update KB3081424 came one day and installed, the man restarted his computer and to his utter surprise the terrifying startup sound of windows 7 can be heard!


    Thinking his computer was haunted the man allowed the update to proceed and windows 10 booted as normal.
    Still to be on the safe side the man booted into his linux partition then later rebooted back to windows 10.
    But to his horror (or surprise) the windows 7 startup sound played once more!


    Is this mans computer possessed by the ghost of windows 7?
    Shall he call in Father Lankester Merrin and Father Damien Karras to exorcise this demon?
    Or is this some odd bug? (probably this one)

    Beware because the truth may scare you to death! (not really, but its an odd bug to be sure)
     
    #1 Ralph Bromley, Aug 6, 2015
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    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    lol someone has too much time on their hands?
     
  3. Ralph Bromley

    Ralph Bromley Honorable Member

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    Well that and some imagination and a sense of humor
     
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    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Can you post your BCD store? I'd be curious to see if there is an entry booting to some old windows 7 winload.exe.

    From an elevated command prompt type bcdedit /enum /v

    or

    Maybe if you're using grub perhaps it's pointing to an old winload.exe
     
  5. Ralph Bromley

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    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240]
    (c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>bcdedit /enum /v
    
    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier              {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795}
    device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume1
    description             Windows Boot Manager
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {7ea2e1ac-2e61-4728-aaa3-896d9d0a9f0e}
    default                 {52a0d452-35e9-11e5-913d-894af6ea7173}
    resumeobject            {52a0d451-35e9-11e5-913d-894af6ea7173}
    displayorder            {52a0d452-35e9-11e5-913d-894af6ea7173}
    toolsdisplayorder       {b2721d73-1db4-4c62-bf78-c548a880142d}
    timeout                 30
    
    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier              {52a0d452-35e9-11e5-913d-894af6ea7173}
    device                  partition=C:
    path                    \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe
    description             Windows 10
    locale                  en-US
    inherit                 {6efb52bf-1766-41db-a6b3-0ee5eff72bd7}
    recoverysequence        {af23ca5e-35e9-11e5-913d-894af6ea7173}
    recoveryenabled         Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice                partition=C:
    systemroot              \WINDOWS
    resumeobject            {52a0d451-35e9-11e5-913d-894af6ea7173}
    nx                      OptIn
    bootmenupolicy          Standard
    Grub does identify windows 10 as windows 7, but in any case this is not a mission critical thing but it did suprise me first time it happened
     
    #5 Ralph Bromley, Aug 6, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2015

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