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used EasyBCD to dual boot instead of option on startup screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Win 8 and Win 7 dual boot 32 bit

    used EasyBCD to dual boot instead of option on startup screen


    I used EasyBCD to setup dual boot with win 7 and now I can't get back to the original win 8 startup (blue) screen
    Can I get back this original screen ? (Win 8 is set up at the front of my drive) Should I just re-install Win 8 to wipe out the easybcd control ? Should have done more reading before installing.

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    By default, Easybcd stores backups here:

    C:\Users\username\Documents\EasyBCD Backup (10-28-2011).bcd

    You could be lucky enough to be able to restore the original?m Look under the "BCD backup/repair" tab

    There are a couple of ways you might have used the progam to create a dual boot(? Windows 7/8 normally create a dual boot?)
    Perhaps, in the unlikely case that you only changed the boot order, you could try making Windows 8 your default. That does it for me.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Try these two options:

    Open an elevated comman prompt (run as administrator) and use this bcdedit command:

    "bcdedit /set {bootmgr} displaybootmenu no" (without quotes)

    Alternatively, go to your system properties and follow the arrows below:

    Click image for larger version
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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Win 8 and Win 7 dual boot 32 bit


    mikedl - did not work all it did was change the order on the windows boot manager black screen/white writing. This is the screen I would like to get rid of and revert to the Win 8 startup screen.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Ah, sorry to hear that.

    I hadn't tried the above mentioned two items as I discovered them only after I had already performed a refresh to restore the Win8 8102 Boot Screen.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Win 8 and Win 7 dual boot 32 bit


    Just re-installed - solved everything.
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used EasyBCD to dual boot instead of option on startup screen
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