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Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot Problem

  1. #11


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    All Genuine Microsoft Windows 8 DVD will have the screen above.

    For example Windows 7 has the screen.

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    Mine doesn't, sorry. Perhaps it was added after I purchased mine in November, 2012. Also, what screen is this from? i.e. What is executed to display the screen you refer to?
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  3. #13


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    Screen 1

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    Screen 2

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    Screen 3

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    Do not CLICK ON INSTALL NOW

    CLICK ON REPAIR MY COMPUTER.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    Well, I get 1 & 2, but not 3. 2 out of 3 is usually OK, not not here
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  5. #15


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    How did you install Windows without CLICK ON INSTALL NOW?
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    I did not install from a DVD. Also it was a long time ago and not relevant to solving the problem at hand regarding undoing the dual boot setup. Thank you for your help. I did find another way of doing a Windows 8 Repair and I may try that again in the future.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    How did you install Windows without CLICK ON INSTALL NOW?
    Quote Originally Posted by Hdtvman View Post
    I did not install from a DVD. Also it was a long time ago and not relevant to solving the problem at hand regarding undoing the dual boot setup. Thank you for your help. I did find another way of doing a Windows 8 Repair and I may try that again in the future.
    How did you install Windows without CLICK ON INSTALL NOW?,
    Using any type of Install Media?
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  8. #18


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    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    just press enter
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hdtvman View Post
    just press enter
    At what screen?
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  10. #20


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    Theog,

    As I said before, I don't remember. I purchased my Win8 Pro directly from Microsoft, downloaded it from the internet and created the install DVD from the iso file. In case this is part of the problem, I just ordered the media directly from Microsoft and will go from there. Clearly my system has some problems because I can not use the Disk Management feature. I can not create a system recovery image, etc. I believe all this is caused by the failed dual boot drive still being attached to the system.

    None of this is helping solve my original question, i.e. How does one remove a dual boot setup from a Windows 8 install?
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