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  1. #150


    Posts : 5,357
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Quote Originally Posted by ISF View Post
    Hello Brink,
    Thanks for the fast reply.
    Windows 8 is set to default operating system however I'm still not receiving Windows 8 boot screen.
    post your bcdedit output

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  2. #151


    Posts : 8
    Vista Ultimate 64, Windows 7 Professional 64, Windows 8 64 Preview


    Hello SIW2,
    I'm not familiar with command line input's for Windows 8 nor Windows 7.
    How do I proceed in Windows 8 cmd?
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  3. #152


    Posts : 21,820
    64-bit Windows 10


    ISF,

    You can do this by opening either a command prompt at boot or elevated command prompt in Windows, typing bcdedit, then press Enter. Afterwards, drag the borders of the command prompt large enought to see everything, and post a screenshot of it like below.

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Jul 2012 at 12:39. Reason: typo
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  4. #153


    Posts : 8
    Vista Ultimate 64, Windows 7 Professional 64, Windows 8 64 Preview


    Hello Brink,
    Here's some images from Windows 8 cmd;

    Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version
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  5. #154


    Posts : 21,820
    64-bit Windows 10


    ISF,

    As a test, see if running an Automatic Repair (startup repair) with your Windows 8 installation DVD/USB may be able to help. You may need to run it a couple of times with a restart inbetween each time.
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  6. #155


    Posts : 8
    Vista Ultimate 64, Windows 7 Professional 64, Windows 8 64 Preview


    Hello Brink,
    No solution yet; There's an txt document attached.

    SrtTrail.txt
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  7. #156


    Posts : 21,820
    64-bit Windows 10


    Just to see if anything may show up, could you also post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) showing all of your HDDs layout.
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  8. #157


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I have not read all 15 pages of comments here, so please forgive me if the question has been answered before and kindly point me to the reply:-

    If I am dual booting with the Windows 8 RP boot manager, when Windows 8 expires on 15 Jan 2013, will I still be able to access my other OS, and if so, will it be legit to continue to use the Windows 8 RP boot system?
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  9. #158


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 681
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    You should be able to but why don't you tell Windows 8 you wish to use another boot manager? See this tute: Startup Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    You would then have to log into your other system and format the W8 partition to get rid of Windows 8. Then remove the entry from the boot manager in that system.
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  10. #159


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I might not want to change the boot manager if all is OK - and the expired RP can be replaced with another Windows installation. Shawn's tutorial seems just to enable or disable the GUIboot options - it is still the Windows 8 bootloader. I wondered if this would still be within the EULA, or if I have to revert to the Windows 7 boot manager.
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