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  1. #1


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev

    Odd partition


    Having deleted the partition that i had created for win 8 build 7955 i still have two windows seven 's showing in the boot manager there is no partition showing in my computer but it hasn't moved from the boot ,
    is there any way to remove this ,also the 30 GB partition still shows in partition wizard but now says unallocated.

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  2. #2


    Hello mate, have you had a look at the msconfig boot tab?
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  3. #3


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    thanks ted thats sorted it. i was hoping win 8 would work after removing the rogue win 7 but no joy i have no idea why it wont get past the welcome screen when i open the drive it is installed in it shows all the system files ,windows ,users etc .still a puzzle
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  4. #4


    Hello mate, I'm glad that sorted it for you.


    You ought to create Extended partition / Logical drive(s) to dual boot from, Windows will install to a Logical as easy as it will a Primary, the big advantage is it won't be able to interfere with the "System" boot files and when ready to remove that install all that needs done is to delete the Logical and all will be back to normal.
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  5. #5


    Sydney Australia
    Posts : 2,941
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Try EASY BCD it allows you to edit the boot menu and add a new Operating System (windows 8) also adjust the time out.
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  6. #6


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    thanks kodi ,i will check it out tomorrow, i spent too long today trying to get this install past the welcome screen ,so its feet up time and chill.
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  7. #7


    Try EASY BCD it allows you to edit the boot menu and add a new Operating System (windows 8) also adjust the time out.
    I dont live without EasyBCD
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  8. #8


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Can you post a snip of your Disk Management, make it big enough to give as much details as possible.
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  9. #9


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    i have scrapped the idea of installing the latest leak and shall reinstall 7955 .i had the partition fine but the install hangs on the welcome screen i have tried umpteen times with a couple of different iso's but no good. i know the partition was ok as 7955 installed and ran fine.
    thanks anyhow dave76
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  10. #10


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Did you check the hashes on the downloads?

    Must be the installation files if 7955 works.
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