Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Windows 8&7 Dual Booting Won't Start-up

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7

    Windows 8&7 Dual Booting Won't Start-up


    I Have a CPU it was Windows 7 Home Premium installed , i Got windows 8 downloaded from Microsoft . I installed it without a CD . I Extracted the .iso file and Just Click Setup.exe , it was really slow so i left it at my house , when i ome Home it enters windows 8 Home Screen . I am really confused , i thinks its gonna ask me Custom or Upgrade but when I'm home it just ask me what color do you want for your theme . I Inserted the windows 7 CD and Installed on drive B: ( B is a hard disk i made with diskmngmnt.exe ) and it boots to windows 7 , i want to shut down my CPU . I turned it back On ( Restart ) and it just shows me a black screen . Any help Please ?? ASAP

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    india
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8 pro with WMC x86 & windows Blue preview x86 with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1


    oh man... tell me why did you really install window 7 ? windows 8 installation was completed and it was just asking how to personalize... try startup repair with your win7 DVD(do it 3-4 times separately, with a restart between each repair time )... and also boot into windows 8 and turn off fast startup.
    hope it helps.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    Have you tried a clean install.
    You will need to reinstall all your programs in Windows 8.

    Upgrade to Windows 8 with only a product key - Microsoft Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft

    Make sure you’re on the PC you want to upgrade. This must be a PC that is currently running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, or Windows Developer Preview. (Windows 8 Setup checks that your PC meets all system requirements before it installs Windows 8.)

    Have your product key handy. You can find it in your online order information, in the confirmation email for your purchase, or on the packaging. The product key will look something like this:
    XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX- XXXXX

    Make a backup of everything you want to keep. Save it somewhere you can get to it later, like an external drive or a DVD.

    Always better to do a clean install.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    Thanks guys , i'll try it ASAP
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7


    It doesnt show anything , just black screen like the same
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8&7 Dual Booting Won't Start-up
Related Threads
Dual-booting Windows 8 and XP in Installation & Setup
Hello, I'm new to the forum and blah blah blah who cares. I'm not a computer expert here, so I thought about coming here seeking for help. Anyways, into the topic, I wanted to ask a couple of things about installing Windows XP Home SP2 Upgrade (not full) on a partition (I'll get a cheap old Windows...
Hello guys, I have recently dual booted windows 7 alongside my preinstalled windows 8 edition. The problem is that I have no network , USB bus drivers, or graphics adapter. I have the page with my computer specs, but I am not sure that hp has drivers for windows 7 on the driver support page. ...
Windows 8 dual booting question in Installation & Setup
Hello, I have a 2nd unused SSD that I would like to install Windows 8 on to. I already have Windows 7 on another SSD. Is it as simple as fresh installing as normal on to the other unused SSD? then I can have a choice to dual boot to Windows 8 instead?? Thank you, all help is highly...
DUAL BOOT - Windows 8 not booting in Installation & Setup
Hi guys I have a big problem since 9/9 and I just can`t fix it. I have a dual boot system and use Windows 8 as my main OS and on the other ssd I have ubuntu 12.10 installed. My issue started because I completely forgot that I had ubuntu installed on the other ssd (didn`t use it anyway) and...
Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I...
Okay, so ive tried many ways, and Ive finally got stuck with using a VHD. I have followed countless tutorials, and finally found one. (on this forums somewhere) I go through all the steps, and it seems like it is working, and then when I boot my system it says this,...
Help dual booting Windows 8 in Installation & Setup
I've been following this guide: https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2344-dual-boot-installation-windows-8-windows-7-vista.html The problem is that when I go to install Windows 8 it doesn't recognize the partition I made. This is the partition I made. 9771 This is what it looks like when...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook