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Can't boot into Windows on dual boot with ubuntu

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    Can't boot into Windows on dual boot with ubuntu


    Well I did a stupid thing while repairing my boot loader system using EasyBCD on Windows. I selected Ubuntu as default bootloader and also selected the 'Skip the boot menu' option and applied those settings.
    Now whenever I select Windows on the GRUB , it redirects to the GRUB leaving me no choice but Ubuntu.
    I can access the windows drives but can't boot into it.
    Is there anyway to solve this issue?
    P.S.- I don't have recovery.

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    Windows 8.0 x64


    It is probably easiest to fix from the Grub side. See if this helps any:
    Where can I find GRUB bootloader script before the system started up? - Ask Ubuntu
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    Actually the thing is I made changes in windows boot settings which somehow redirects to GRUB again.

    If I have to make any change I think it should probably on windows side. Is there anyway to edit windows boot settings without logging into it.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    You need to create a WinPE boot usb with EasyBCD on it. Boot the USB stick and edit your boot settings on the Windows HD. There may be a "rescue disc" out there with EasyBCD already on it.

    I suggested doing it from Linux because in multiboot situations there tend to be many more tools that work in Linux than in Windows. For a long time Windows wasn't very away of Linux but Linux had to be very aware of Windows. But I haven't done multi-boot in years. Only on the old MBR based systems.

    Make sure any guide for running EasyBCD to fix Windows from a boot USB is written for Windows 8/10 and is UEFI aware.
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