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Dual boot: W7 restarts instead of direct booting

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    windws7,32bit+ubuntu, 64bit. (Multi-boot)

    Dual boot: W7 restarts instead of direct booting


    Hi
    When W8´s menue apears on start and I choose W7 - instead of loading W7directly , the computer is new-starting again and only than starts w7. Thats a funny "behaviour"....Does anybody have an idee how i can solve it?

    Also, after starting the computer, the menue is not directly shown up, first is this turnning wi8 circle (like in the setup) and only about 30 sec. later comes the menue.
    I´m using windows 8 enterprise, test version.

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


    Your PC is booting correctly.
    That is how Windows 8 boot loader works.
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    Theog is correct -- MS changed the way multi-boot selection works with Win8.

    What is actually happening is that the PC, when you select other than Win8, is booting a second time -- you just don't get a boot selection menu the second time.
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    My pc is on Win 8 and I love it but I think my daughter and wife would prefer if I put 7 back in. If I were to install the Win 7 cd would I then get an option to create a dual boot?
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    windws7,32bit+ubuntu, 64bit. (Multi-boot)


    Your PC is booting correctly.
    That is how Windows 8 boot loader works.
    Theog is correct -- MS changed the way multi-boot selection works with Win8.
    Well, thats good to know, thanks for the Info!

    I hope in the future Windows will be more dual/multi-boot freindly....
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    This laptop I am on now is dual boot, linus mint maya and win 7 - no problems
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    windws7,32bit+ubuntu, 64bit. (Multi-boot)


    This laptop I am on now is dual boot, linus mint maya and win 7 - no problems
    It looks like Linux bootloader is much more flexible. I used ubuntu with W7 with grub and it worked great. Now with W8 as a third OS, I find it more problematic...
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    Hmmm, I want to dual 7 & 8 on my pc
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