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Bcdboot utility

file   The bcdboot.exe utility is used to set up a new partition to boot Windows Vista (or later). It copies critical boot files to the system partition and to create a new system BCD store.

Bcdboot.exe is a 64-bit executable for a command line application that has no GUI.
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  Key Facts from within File  
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File description
  Bcdboot utility
File Version
  6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
  Microsoft Windows Operating System
App version
  Microsoft Corporation
  (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
  File System and OS Information  
File system  

This directory holds the core operating system files and libraries.

Date Modified
  13-Jul-2009 5:38 pm
Date Created
  13-Jul-2009 3:23 pm
  172 KB  (175,616 Bytes)
Captured from
  Core without updates
OS at capture
  Windows 7 (RTM), Build 7600, 64-bit edition
  Security Validation  
security   The two security hashes for Bcdboot.exe were created from the original file. The security hash is created by scanning all bytes within the file. Identical files should have the same hashes. SHA1 is considered the more secure than the older MD5 hash.
required   The following files are required when running this program. These may call other files, and there can be additional required files not in this list.

  import Advapi32.dll   import Ntdll.dll
  import Imagehlp.dll   import Shlwapi.dll
  import Kernel32.dll   import Version.dll
  import Msvcrt.dll  
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  Additional Analysis  
  • Bcdboot.exe requires a C++ library, and was likely written in Micorsoft Visual C++. It was likely built using Visual Studio 2008.
  • Bcdboot.exe is a PE style file.
  • This program does not appear to be internally referenced by any other file.
  Instructions on Use  
notes   Command-line help instructions for this application.

Bcdboot - Bcd boot file creation and repair tool.

The bcdboot.exe command-line tool is used to copy critical boot files to the
system partition and to create a new system BCD store.

bcdboot  [/l ] [/s ] [/v]
                 [/m [{OS Loader ID}]]

  source            Specifies the location of the windows system root.

  /l                Specifies an optional locale parameter to use when
                    initializing the BCD store. The default is US English.

  /s                Specifies an optional volume letter parameter to designate
                    the target system partition where boot environment files are
                    copied.  The default is the system partition identified by
                    the firmware.

  /v                Enables verbose mode.

  /m                If an OS loader GUID is provided, this option merges the 
                    given loader object with the system template to produce a 
                    bootable entry. Otherwise, only global objects are merged.

Examples: bcdboot c:\windows /l en-us
          bcdboot c:\windows /s h:
          bcdboot c:\windows /m {d58d10c6-df53-11dc-878f-00064f4f4e08}
  Internal Resource Counts  
notes   Resources are read-only content stored within the file. It is mostly used to hold graphics, strings, menus and dialog templates, although other types are occasionally used. See our section on Resources Help for more details.

  Strings and Messages0   Icons (Single)0  
  Dialog Templates0   Icons (Grouped)0  
  Menus0   Icons (Animated)0  
  HTML Documents0   Cursors (Single)0  
  Accelerators0   Cursors (Grouped)0  
  Manifests1   Cursors (Animated)0  
  Fonts0   Bitmaps0  
  Vendor Summary  
  Microsoft Corporation

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