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After I choose Windows 8 it goes to blue recovery screen.

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    Win 7 (build7601) and Win 8 (build 9200) - x86

    After I choose Windows 8 it goes to blue recovery screen.


    Dual booting Win 7 and Win 8. Win 7 is C: Primary installed first, Win 8 is installed to a primary partition (25GB). I get the blue recovery screen after starting Win 8 from bootloader menu. Win 7 starts fine. I have installed Win 8 on another computer using the same flash so I know the flash is good. First I defraged and cleaned out C: then created the partition. I have installed it on the computer before(preview edition) then removed it(formated D: partition), this is the RTM 9200 build. Did I mention that on the other computer when installed it asked for Key which I temporarily skipped, on this computer however when installed it did not ask for the key. Before the install I ran bootrec /fixmbr, /fixboot and also /rebuildbcd from Win 7 install disk. I don't think it's a problem with the Win 7 boot loader. My guess is some registry value or other setting or file in Win 7 is preventing normal startup of Win 8. I do believe it's not hardware related. Any thoughts on what could cause this? Could it be the Win 8 bootloader now causing problems and if so how would I fix this issue? Do I need to fix bootloader in Win 8 and should I run the bootrec cmd's from the Win 8 flash this time? Not sure which has taking over now! I have searched in these forums and online for a couple of day's to no avail though references have been made that the Win 8 bootloader has now taken over, if so were does the now functioning bootloader reside - C: or D: (partition) and which one is it Win 7 or Win 8 loader? This is driving me nutz cause it should start without a hitch!
    Thanx for the help.
    Last edited by meat7433; 17 Jan 2013 at 02:44.

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    Posts : 5
    Win 7 (build7601) and Win 8 (build 9200) - x86


    Wow, seems like a lot of folks are checking this post but No One seems to have a clue yet -just like me... LOL
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    Win 7 (build7601) and Win 8 (build 9200) - x86


    Well, look's like no solutions to this problem. So, I will call this one done. I have installed Win 8 to go on a second 60GB IDE USB HD. Works fantastic! The only thing missing is the Metro STORE. Seems that when it's a TO GO OS MS think's you don't need OR wan't the STORE. No big loss. The simple fact is my machine boots off the to go drive just fine. That being said I'll say my feelings on the problem are: That there DEFINATLY is something in Win 7 holding back that startup of Win 8 and NO it's NOT the Loader! I still think that somewhere in the Win 7 registry there is an entry blocking Win 8 startup that needs to be either taken out or changed from a 0 to a 1 OR something like that! I do think Win 8 is a good OS just that MS needs to put back the start menu and a few other minor changes. Good luck to ALL!
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Where do you buy your Windows 8 DVD & product key from?
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    Posts : 5
    Win 7 (build7601) and Win 8 (build 9200) - x86


    HEY. I marked this as SOLVED Number 1. NOW, My reply is NONE YA F**KIN BUSSINESS!!!!! FIN MEANS FINISHED!!!!!!
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    The Contemplator
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    And with that sort of attitude, so are you. Goodbye.
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