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Dual boot issue.

  1. #1


    Wuxi, China
    Posts : 20
    Windows 7 RTM 64bit, Windows 8 Pro 64bit

    Dual boot issue.


    I am having a bit of an issue with my dual boot set up between W7 and W8. I have W7 as my default setting hence the old text bootscreen. Which is fine. Everything works well, the only issue is that when I boot into W7 I have the old Vista bootscreen, and not the 'flying orbs'.

    Anyone know how I can restore that please?

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    1. Post a screenshot of diskmgmt.msc (maximized window).

    2. Attach boot.txt from the desktop after running this elevated command:
    Code:
    bcdedit /enum all >> %userprofile%\desktop\boot.txt
    3. Did you have Vista installed prior to Windows 7 and 8?

    4. Do you have an original Windows 7 / 8 installation disk or the MD5 hashes of your installation ISOs match the originals?
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  3. #3


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Perhaps you have a vista theme running, check your personalization and make sure its not set to vista theme....
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