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I would rather have a Duel Booth set up

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    1) Make sure your Windows 8 HD Drive is set to first boot.

    2) Install EasyBCD,http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/]EasyBCD

    3) Add your second OS.

    4) Test both OS's are booting OK.

    NOTE: EasyBCD will use the Windows 7 Boot Loader.

    Attachment 10821

    If you would like to use the Windows 8 Boot Loader, do a
    Refresh Windows 8
    After doing a refresh, you will be using the Windows 8 Boot Loader.

    Attachment 10822

    Refresh will also delete EasyBCD.

    Attachment 10823

    warning   Warning
    Refresh may delete other app aswell.
    Thanks

    I'm going to try the Refresh your PC. I don't mind reloading some Apps. It's better than doing the whole OS. I was worried I would wipe Wipe out the Win7 HDD and my new Win8 install.

    I will get back and post the out come.

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  2. #12


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    Do the refresh, After you have made the dual boot with EasyECD,
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
    One problem with a Duel Booth is that there hardly any room to swing your sword. I recommend taking it outside...
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
    One problem with a Duel Booth is that there hardly any room to swing your sword. I recommend taking it outside...
    Can you explain. Thanks
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  5. #15


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
    One problem with a Duel Booth is that there hardly any room to swing your sword. I recommend taking it outside...
    Can you explain. Thanks
    Duel Booth should be spelled Dual Boot, duel booth implies a little booth where two people duel each other with swords
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tomt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tcman50 View Post



    Can you explain. Thanks
    Duel Booth should be spelled Dual Boot, duel booth implies a little booth where two people duel each other with swords
    Ha Ha! Thanks. I need some rest. I should have caught that. My brain is on overdrive trying to setup this Windows 8 duel/dual boot for the last three days. I feel like taking a sword to my computer.
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  7. #17


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I was waiting for a joke about the thread title .

    Nice one - made me laugh.

    Quote Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
    One problem with a Duel Booth is that there hardly any room to swing your sword. I recommend taking it outside...
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  8. #18


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    'theo,

    Hello mate. That is just a bcd entry telling the Windows 8 bootmgr which type of boot menu to use.

    You can have either the text menu - vastly superior for dual/multibooting, or you can have the win8 GUI thing.

    Of course, you only use Easybcd for multibooting.

    You only want that GUI thing if you are stuck with the limitations of touch screen - that is what the big squares are there for.



    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    1) Make sure your Windows 8 HD Drive is set to first boot.

    2) Install EasyBCD,http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/]EasyBCD

    3) Add your second OS.

    4) Test both OS's are booting OK.

    NOTE: EasyBCD will use the Windows 7 Boot Loader.

    Attachment 10821

    After you have made the dual boot with EasyECD,
    If you would like to use the Windows 8 Boot Loader, do a
    Refresh Windows 8
    After doing a refresh, you will be using the Windows 8 Boot Loader.

    Attachment 10822

    Refresh will also delete EasyBCD.

    Attachment 10823

    warning   Warning
    Refresh may delete other app aswell.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #19


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Yes, but if you like big squares, you got than back. I like the big squares.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 9
    Win 7 Win 8


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Do the refresh, After you have made the dual boot with EasyECD,
    All done. So far no problems. All I have to do is get my Apps back. Refresh my PC, puts a Removed Apps file on the desktop.

    Thanks
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