Windows 7 & 8 Dual Boot Problem
Currently, as Windows 7 and Windows 8 are most widely used, the question how to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 is asked much more frequently. I could really use this laptop to help with work, can anyone suggest a way to fix the situation? Reply With Quote 2013-10-04,06:43 #5 Medico View Profile View Forum Posts Plutonium Lounger Join Date Dec 2009 Location USA Posts 12,631 Thanks 161 Thanked 937 Times in 856 Posts Have you The NeoSmart Support Forums, member-to-member technical support and troubleshooting. http://chatlax.net/windows-7/windows-7-windows-8-dual-boot-problem-w8-preinstalled.html
It's available for Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. CPU Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort) Motherboard Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case! You may have to Register before you can post. Then, I reinstalled Windows 7.
Press Enter Type: exit Press Enter Type: cd /d x:\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\ Where x: is the letter you used. So I never switched back to Windows 7 in the Bios because I was busy setting up some servers on HyperV but this morning I go to switch the boot order On clicking the command bcdedit is executed to list existing BCD entries. (bcdedit.exe, bootsect.exe and bcdboot.exe are Windows utilities - they are installed in Visual BCD folder to assist the repair After a Win8 "repair", the system finally boots, but is very slow like it is always trying to use the bad drive.
My System Specs Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom OS Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1 CPU A10 7700 Kavari SteamRoller Motherboard When you put Win 8 on a different drive than the boot drive, the boot files stay on the original drive. Tip: we can label it with Windows 7 to make it easier to recognize this partition during installation. Press Enter Type: bcdboot c:\Windows /l en-us /s x: /f ALL Where c:\ is the drive's letter where Windows 8 is installed on.
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In this step please click “Install now” button. At the second installation, Windows Vista overwrites the MBR and the new MBR isn't recognized by Windows 7. This download is only for educational purposes when you quickly want to try operation of reagentc command.) Open a command prompt with administrative privileges. My original installation of Windows 8 gave me the Win7 dual boot option and I used it.
My System Specs gregrocker View Public Profile Find More Posts by gregrocker 16 Jan 2013 #6 Gator Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows I want to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8. Motherboards configured with secure boot are built with some public keys. This guide can help you identify what version of Windows you have installed.
Fix #1: Use bcdboot Windows Setup CD/DVD Required!Some of the solutions below require the use of the Microsoft Windows setup CD or DVD. http://chatlax.net/windows-7/windows-7-and-8-1-dual-boot.html If your PC did not come with a Windows installation disc or if you no longer have your Windows setup media, you can use Easy Recovery Essentials for Windows instead. Copyright © 2006-2017 How-To Geek, LLC All Rights Reserved