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Question about Dual Booting - W7 and W8

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    Windows 7, XP Ubuntu

    Question about Dual Booting - W7 and W8


    When Dual Booting Windows Vista and 7

    I had a Option on my boot loader like

    Windows 7
    Windows Vista

    (Removed Vista and had a Single 7)

    I then had Windows 7 and with the Old Windows 8 Consumer Preview I managed to Dual boot it. The problem i found was after dual booting it.

    It went into a different boot menu, the blue screen with Developer Preview screen showing W7 and 8 Preview
    When i clicked on Preview 8 It went into 8 Normaly But the problem i had and hated was when i wanted to go into W7 after i clicked it, the whole "thing" restarted went back and reboot again to windows 7 - wasting a lot of time.

    So my question is with the new W8 can i dual boot it like the ^^ ( How is it with W8 Pro)

    Windows 7 -- Goes into 7
    Windows 8 -- Goes into 8

    Rather then

    1 boot screen showing

    8 - goes into 8
    7 - Restarts from the start and THEN BOOTS and wasted time from start to 7

    Thank You

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 7
    Windows 7, XP Ubuntu


    Any Help
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


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


    It went into a different boot menu, the blue screen with Developer Preview screen showing W7 and 8 Preview
    When i clicked on Preview 8 It went into 8 Normaly But the problem i had and hated was when i wanted to go into W7 after i clicked it, the whole "thing" restarted went back and reboot again to windows 7 - wasting a lot of time.
    This how the new bootloader works.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 7
    Windows 7, XP Ubuntu


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    It went into a different boot menu, the blue screen with Developer Preview screen showing W7 and 8 Preview
    When i clicked on Preview 8 It went into 8 Normaly But the problem i had and hated was when i wanted to go into W7 after i clicked it, the whole "thing" restarted went back and reboot again to windows 7 - wasting a lot of time.
    This how the new bootloader works.

    Gee, Thanks

    Now i change it to this ?

    Windows 7 -- Goes into 7
    Windows 8 -- Goes into 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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