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How to access multiboot menu from Windows 8 startup

  1. #21


    I would minimize C:: (as seen in post #15), I could have 500GB of unallocated space on that HD (which is now also the primary boot drive, behind only the CD/DVD drive). So, a new partition you don't see yet. At least that's what I'm thinking.... any other ideas?

    Thank, Bruce.

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  2. #22


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    Sounds good to me.
    Do make sure that D: marked INACTIVE.
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  3. #23


    Thanks, appreciate all ypur help. It won't be today but I will start a new thread if I have any further issues. D: is out of the picture (SATA cable temporary off).

    When I looked back at the info I found on-line to create a multi-boot with Win 7, I noted that it specifically had me create unassigned space on the HD, then have the Win 8 installer create the partition. I had created the partition in Win 7. Would this be a factor in the issue of not having a multi-boot back to Win 7?

    Thanks, Bruce.
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  4. #24


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


    When I looked back at the info I found on-line to create a multi-boot with Win 7, I noted that it specifically had me create unassigned space on the HD, then have the Win 8 installer create the partition. I had created the partition in Win 7. Would this be a factor in the issue of not having a multi-boot back to Win 7?
    NO, all down to having two ACTIVE partitions.
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  5. #25


    Thanks.
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