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Help me get back green boot screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 97
    Windows 8 64 bit

    Help me get back green boot screen


    Dear All,
    I am dual booting Win 8 with Win 7. The 1st time i installed Win 8, the boot manager presented me a nice green background image with the option to boot into the desired OS. Win 8 was set as default. I changed that to Win 7.
    Now, after restarting the machine, I am no longer getting that boot image..rather textual version (dos like) with black background is coming

    Plz let me know how to get back to the earlier green background boot screen.

    Thanks,
    Troy.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Not sure you can with Seven as the default OS.
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  3. #3


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Change the bootmgr back to load from 8. Use EasyBCD EasyBCD Documentation Home - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki
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  4. #4


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Green? I thought it was blue ... mine is. Just like this one from one of Shawn's turorials:
    Click image for larger version

    Anyway, when I changed the order to have Win7 the default rather than Win8 8102, I was left with the Win 7 boot screen OS selection.

    I did use EasyBCD in Win7 to change the order back but I was still left with the Win7 OS selection screen afterward.

    A refresh of Win8 brought it back but I still had to re-customize what I had already customized and reinstall all the programs I had already installed. I Didn't lose any files and a Windows.old folder was created.
    Last edited by mikedl; 24 Sep 2011 at 07:15.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    You can also try these items before performing a refresh (I wish I had known to try these prior):

    Open an elevated comman prompt (run as administrator) and use this bcdedit command:

    "bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu no" (without quotes)

    Alternatively, go to your system properties and follow the arrows below:
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    Last edited by mikedl; 24 Sep 2011 at 16:18. Reason: Just caught a spelling error - sorry ...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 97
    Windows 8 64 bit


    thanks a lot mikedl..the system properties trick worked like a charm...and i am now back with the blue background boot screen
    and yea..you are right, it's blue and not green...my mistake..sorry about that.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Thanks, onlytanmoy, for reporting back.

    I suspected it might work and I sure I wish I knew about it before I did a refresh to get it back.

    Oh well, "live and learn," as they say.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 502
    Vanilla 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SmartEyeball View Post
    Not sure you can with Seven as the default OS.
    There are several easy ways to restore the 8 bootloader provided it's the default OS. You still can't keep the boot loader and have another OS as default though.
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