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Installed win 8, but no new boot menu or option for Windows 8

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    Installed win 8, but no new boot menu or option for Windows 8


    i have installed win 8 but i do not see the new boot menu or the option to boot with 8 at all. my disk look like this:Click image for larger version

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    do i do startup repair from win 8 or 7?
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    I would boot from Win8 media and try the repair
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    didn't work. the only way i can currently boot into win8 is to open my boot options and manually choose secondary hardrive.
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    When the BIOS splash screen shows up, tap F12 (looks like you have a Dell PC) and change the boot order to the second HDD. Then it should boot Win8.
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    yes i know that but i want to be able to get the multi boot screen so that i don't have to keep switching from win7 and win8 in this manner
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    When the BIOS splash screen shows up, tap F12 (looks like you have a Dell PC) and change the boot order to the second HDD. Then it should boot Win8.
    Quote Originally Posted by vaidyaabhishek View Post
    yes i know that but i want to be able to get the multi boot screen so that i don't have to keep switching from win7 and win8 in this manner
    If you had Marked the System8 partition Inactive, Windows 8 will not boot from F12 one time boot menu.
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    Have you tried EasyBcd. Looks like it would work with your setup?
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    Vista and Win7


    What you want is a double boot. But then you have to install it as such. The way it is now will only work via the BIOS boot sequence unless you fix the bootmgr in your recovery partition and make the win8 partition inactive.

    Btw: the way it is now is my preferred setup. A lot less headaches than a double boot.
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