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I cannot refresh or repair my windows 8

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    I cannot refresh or repair my windows 8


    Hello guys
    im Trying to repair my windows 8 because after installing xp , i cannot boot windows 8 anymore
    and i used my windows 8 dvd to repair it , but when i press repair or refresh your pc , it says : This option is not supported on the operating system you selected


    why is this happening ?

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    When installing multiple systems, 8 wants to be the last one installed.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    More information needed.

    Fill out your system specs.

    What version of XP did you install, and how? What edition of 8 is it?

    Do you have any kind of recovery/repair discs for win 7 or 8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    More information needed.

    Fill out your system specs.

    What version of XP did you install, and how? What edition of 8 is it?

    Do you have any kind of recovery/repair discs for win 7 or 8?
    I have 2 HDD

    xp service pack 3 ,
    and i dont know what edition of 8 it was but im sure it was not beta version
    no i dont have any recovery/repair dics
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    i think you need to start all over again ,this time with a plan , how many differen versions you are going to install ,and if only plan on install on like XP ,i would suggest just running it in a VM on win8 .
    https://www.virtualbox.org/

    like already mentioned win8 needs to /should be install last when installing multiple operating systems .
    Install more than one operating system (multiboot)
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Windows 8 is more sophisticated in multi-boot systems, it has the ability to control all of the OSes installed from it's graphical GUI. So in the order of installing Multi OS, you should do the oldest OS first, the newest OS last.

    But using a VM would be a good workaround for this, you would not have to install XP onto a drive and have it in the boot sequence.
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