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Installed Win 8 on separate partition - want to uninstall?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    The Op should also take note that if you dare to uninstall Win 8 from a dual boot drive it will yank the boot files away from the Windows 7 installation and hose it good until you fix it.

    Had to be said as this little quirk with Windows 8 drove me insane.
    Can you tell me how you fixed it in case I run into that? Is it putting the Windows 7 disc in and running the repair?

    Thanks for the heads up...

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by golferdude View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    The Op should also take note that if you dare to uninstall Win 8 from a dual boot drive it will yank the boot files away from the Windows 7 installation and hose it good until you fix it.

    Had to be said as this little quirk with Windows 8 drove me insane.
    Can you tell me how you fixed it in case I run into that? Is it putting the Windows 7 disc in and running the repair?

    Thanks for the heads up...
    There are other ways to do this through the command prompt I believe but one way is to run a start up repair on Windows 7 three times in order to replace missing boot files, which is also a royal pita in my opinion.

    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    The Op should also take note that if you dare to uninstall Win 8 from a dual boot drive it will yank the boot files away from the Windows 7 installation and hose it good until you fix it.

    Had to be said as this little quirk with Windows 8 drove me insane.
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by golferdude View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    The Op should also take note that if you dare to uninstall Win 8 from a dual boot drive it will yank the boot files away from the Windows 7 installation and hose it good until you fix it.

    Had to be said as this little quirk with Windows 8 drove me insane.
    Can you tell me how you fixed it in case I run into that? Is it putting the Windows 7 disc in and running the repair?

    Thanks for the heads up...
    There are other ways to do this through the command prompt I believe but one way is to run a start up repair on Windows 7 three times in order to replace missing boot files, which is also a royal pita in my opinion.

    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums
    So that is the easiest way to fix it?

    In thinking about this issue when I want to remove Windows 7 some day, I assume it will remove windows 8 boot files as well? If so would I be any better off by putting each os on a physically separate hard drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by golferdude View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by golferdude View Post

    Can you tell me how you fixed it in case I run into that? Is it putting the Windows 7 disc in and running the repair?

    Thanks for the heads up...
    There are other ways to do this through the command prompt I believe but one way is to run a start up repair on Windows 7 three times in order to replace missing boot files, which is also a royal pita in my opinion.

    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums
    So that is the easiest way to fix it?

    In thinking about this issue when I want to remove Windows 7 some day, I assume it will remove windows 8 boot files as well? If so would I be any better off by putting each os on a physically separate hard drive?
    I believe you can remove Win 7 without problems.

    I also heard that if you add a mini partition between the Win8 and Win7 partitions it would prevent the boot problem from occurring but haven't tested that yet.
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    I don't follow what you are trying to do.

    Perhaps I will leave to those who have already contributed to this thread - don't want to confuse anyone.
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    Hi si
    The raid drive was marked active (disk 0) & the Windows 7 drive (disk2 partition 1)
    Windows 8 add boot file to raid drive, & install to Disk 2, Partition 2. with no dual boot.
    screenshot post 3.

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    Ok that's easy enough.

    I don't get if he is still trying to remove win 8 - or why.
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    Trying to get dual working. He now got Windows 7 working, Windows 8 go.
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