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No dual boot menu after installing 8 with win 7 home

  1. #1


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    Win 7

    No dual boot menu after installing 8 with win 7 home


    I did a clean install of the Win 8 Pro upgrade on an unused disc on my wife's Win 7 Home PC. The 8 installation went fine but at reboot, I don't have the option for selecting 'an other OS'. Now, it always boots into 8.

    I can go into the BIOS boot order to select the Win 7 disc to load first, but now 7 freezes loading the desktop.

    How can I restore Win 7?

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  2. #2


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


    How can I restore Win 7?
    Run Stratup Repair.
    Startup Repair - Windows 7 Forums
    Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
    Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Forums


    I did a clean install of the Win 8 Pro upgrade on an unused disc on my wife's Win 7 Home PC. The 8 installation went fine but at reboot, I don't have the option for selecting 'an other OS'. Now, it always boots into 8.

    I can go into the BIOS boot order to select the Win 7 disc to load first, but now 7 freezes loading the desktop.
    You can not use a upgrade to dual boot, a full license is need.

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ws-8-eula.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    What about upgrading the software? The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are upgrading. You do not retain any rights to the original software after you have upgraded and you may not continue to use it or transfer it in any way. This agreement governs your rights to use the upgrade software and replaces the agreement for the software from which you upgraded. After you complete your upgrade, additional software will be required to playback or record certain types of media, including DVDs.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Win 7


    Thanks for the information.

    I used the repair disc and it only ran once to remove Win 8 from the boot record. Working like new now.

    Thanks again!!
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  4. #4


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


    You are welcome.
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