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Dual Boot Issues with Windows 7

  1. #11

    theog: You could try a Repair install of Win XP.

    Done that twice, but only this didn`t work.
    After some digging on forums I followed these steps:
    1. entered Safe mode and disabled everithing related to Avast! and Windows Firewall;
    2. rebooting in safe mode still and installed SP3 for XP;
    3. normal reboot and the system works and stays running.
    Seing that all is ok, I went to safe mode to enable the thing at number 1. Windows firewall was on automatic so I enabled Avast. At reboot, the system frozen. Went back to safe mode and uninstalled Avast completely.
    Now, after installing some other 99 updates that windows found, everithing works. Hope that was all.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 3
    windows 7

    i did it today exactly like those tutorials....only one difference i formated NTFS the partition that i want to install windows 8. do you think that is the PROBLEM?

    * my SSD in bios is set up on IDE mode.

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 2mad4 View Post
    i'm trying to install windows 7 and windows 8 in dual boot, but i didn't
    i can install windows 8 over windows 7. i've done a second partition on my SSD, but on restart whent win 8 is loading files it appers this: ImageShack® - Online Photo and Video Hosting ideea why?

    I would redownload the ISO, & burn the DVD.
    Than follow those to tutorials:
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  3. #13

    Posts : 4
    Windows 7 and Windows 8

    As far as the original issue. I guess I was crazy. I went to work on it this afternoon and everything is fine. Win 8 boots up, I get the boot menu, etc. The only thing I did was boot the PC up with the Win 7 disc and run startup repair. It came back and said it couldn't detect a problem. So I'm guessing I just missed the boot option before. Guess that's what i get for doing more then one thing at a time.
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  4. #14

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Strange for me too.

    At first , only had the option to boot into 8.

    After running 8 startup repair - selected repair win 8 , It activated a Primary partition on the same HD as the win8 partition and put winre on it.

    Then tried win 8 startup repair again , this time selected to repair win7.

    After telling bcdedit to display the menu - I now I have the full boot menu back
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  5. #15

    Posts : 8
    Vista Ultimate 64, Windows 7 Professional 64, Windows 8 64 Preview

    I'm not receiving Windows 8 boot screen anymore after permitting Windows 7 to operation. It's as if the boot menu is gone though I can still access the operating system's selection & manipulation through dvd's.
    Any idea's?
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