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How to change Win7 as my default OS from Win8?

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    How to change Win7 as my default OS from Win8?


    I had win7 on C:\ and I partitioned 25 GB so that I could install the Win8 90 day evaluation OS.
    After the partition, I named the drive X:\ and installed Win8.

    I never seen it give me an option to keep my Win7 as the default. It just restarted a few times during the installation.

    When I turn on pc or reboot to see if it gives me this option to choose, it doesn't, it just boots into Win8.
    Of course I can not delete this win8 partition because I am in it.

    I need to get back to my C:\ drive with win7 on it and any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    sM319

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    Welcome to EightForums.

    Sonds like you installed Windows 8 to Windows 7 partition.

    Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?

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    Windows 8 is installed on C: partition. You have delete the Windows 7 install.


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    all my files for win7 are still on c: drive all my programs, doc., pictures.
    Oh well ty thank you for replying.
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    Your Windows 7 folder is in Windows.old
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    Is there a way to delete win8 so that windows.old can be reinstated?
    or is there a way to make win8.old ?
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    Wow lucky me. I reinstalled the win7 cd and went to repair it said I had boot up issues and restarted then booted into win8 and it then asked me if i wantted to use win7 as the default OS. I said yes and it rebooted back into win7. lol lucky me.

    This is what it should of asked me during the win8 installation I would of thought. Anyways all is not lost.
    Last edited by sM319; 07 Dec 2012 at 21:22.
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