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Dual Boot No Longer Available? HELP

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    Dual Boot No Longer Available? HELP


    Ok, I have an SSD. Windows 8 Consumer preview was installed on it. I then partitioned it in half in Consumer Preview. I then installed Windows 7 on the newly partitioned fresh half of the SSD. When I'd boot up I would get the usual BIOS black type screen asking whether I wanted to boot W7 or W8 with a 30 seconds timer. PERFECT.

    So today I installed W8 Pro, I formatted the W8 Consumer Preview half of the SSD using the install disk before installing W8 Pro.

    So now I have W8 Pro on one half of the partition, W7 remained untouched on the other half. HOWEVER, when I boot now it automatically boots to W8 Pro and gives me no option to choose what OS I want to load !_!

    Can anyone help/explain this? I need W7 for work programs to run ASAP.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Install EasyBCD.
    Add Boot Entry to the partition of Windows 7.
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    BTW what work programs that can't run on Windows 8?
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    Windows 8 Consumer 8400


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    BTW what work programs that can't run on Windows 8?
    Thanks for the tip, will give it a try shortly!

    It's a professional audio program called "Pro Tools" Version 10's release for Windows is abysmal so it barely runs on W7 which it's "qualified" for >.<
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    Windows 8 Consumer 8400


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Install EasyBCD.
    Add Boot Entry to the partition of Windows 7.
    Worked like a charm!

    Many thanks amigo!
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    You're Welcome!
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