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Can't boot into Windows 8.

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Can't boot into Windows 8.


    I have a pc that runs Windows 7 Pro x64.I followed the directions on this forum for a dual boot system placing Windows 8 on its own hard drive. I set Windows 7 as the default OS.
    This was all good until I tried to boot into Windows 8. I'm not given the option to do so and don't have the knowledge to fix this problem.
    Any help will be appreciated.
    Hugger

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  2. #2


    Posts : 30
    Win 7 Ultimate (32bit), Win 8 CP (32bit)


    Re-install, it takes only 15 minutes to do so
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    OK. And do what differently so that I don't have this problem?
    Thanks.
    Hugger
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Deleted the partition that had Windows 8 in it. Did a clean install on a different partition.
    Followed instructions carefully.At no time was I given any choices for a dual boot set up.
    Can somebody tell me what I'm doing wrong?
    Thanks.
    Hugger
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  5. #5


    Kansas
    Posts : 124
    WDP 8 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by Hugger View Post
    Deleted the partition that had Windows 8 in it. Did a clean install on a different partition.
    Followed instructions carefully.At no time was I given any choices for a dual boot set up.
    Can somebody tell me what I'm doing wrong?
    Thanks.
    Hugger
    Can you select drive that 8 is on by pushing a select boot key at the restart? F-12 or F-10 or whatever works for your computer then select the drive that 8 is on?
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  6. #6


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Is your windows8 on the same physical disk as windows7
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by Hugger View Post
    Deleted the partition that had Windows 8 in it. Did a clean install on a different partition.
    Followed instructions carefully.At no time was I given any choices for a dual boot set up.
    Can somebody tell me what I'm doing wrong?
    Thanks.
    Hugger
    Have you selected Custom (Advanced) in the next window after clicking Install button?
    Same as the screenshot in step 5 in this Tutorial:
    Clean Install - Windows 8
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  8. #8


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    MYZR, Will work on that tonight or tomorrow.
    What I want to do is learn why I'm not given the dual boot option when installing the OS.
    Thanks.Hugger
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    I've tried it both ways. I wonder if for some reason I need to reset the BIOS?
    Motherboard is a Gigabyte EP45-UD3 with an Intel E8400 cpu.
    The only security app that I use that could possibly cause a problem is MS's EMET.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Yes. That's what's driving me nuts.
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