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  1. #50


    That setup you see right there is it John.

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  2. #51


    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    John,

    Yep, as AEM posted, it's right there in your bottom screen shot. It's the setup file that is 287 KB.
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  3. #52


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Hiyya you fellows have got the dual optional boot now as it went to that blue screen and I though here we go again and it booted into 8 had a quick look but it's going to take some figuring out. The only things are I couldn't find how to shut down properly from 8 so had to power it down, and I don't have the screen at "full stretch" but I guess if I scratch around in there I'll find the way to fix that.

    But on reboot it gives me the options now - thanks so much for staying with me I know I have been a bit of a trial for you all
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  4. #53


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


    Quote Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
    ... and I don't have the screen at "full stretch" but I guess if I scratch around in there I'll find the way to fix that.
    Find and install the latest Win7 video drivers pertinent to your video card or chip.

    Still, great news!

    Oh, and you are never a "trial" you're fine!
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  5. #54


    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    That's great news John. I knew you could do it.

    Now, for shutting it down properly, see the tutorial below.

    Lock, Log off, Restart, Shut Down, Switch User - Windows 8
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  6. #55


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Look thanks you fellows you have all been so patient and helpful to me I don't know how I can ever repay you what you all have done means more to me than you can imagine

    Anyway better dash last two days work before holidays and then I can spend more time on it.

    Once again you are such a great bunch of fellows and I mean that most sincerely.


    John
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  7. #56


    Looks like the perserverance has paid off John. In the end you basically did it on your own we're just here to give you pointers.
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  8. #57


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Just one last thing can I set it to boot to 7 if I leave the start up too long I notice that if I go away for any reason and come back a while later it has booted into 8 automatically.
    I would rather it boot that way into 7 if possible.
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  9. #58


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


    Quote Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
    Just one last thing can I set it to boot to 7 if I leave the start up too long I notice that if I go away for any reason and come back a while later it has booted into 8 automatically.
    I would rather it boot that way into 7 if possible.
    You would have to re-order the boot sequence and, if you put Win7 first, you'll be left with the standard Win7 boot menu.

    Win 8 will be there ... just not as default.
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  10. #59


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Oh by that you mean not with any of my icons etc? if so I'll leave as is and just be a bit more patient
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