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Dual Boot Win7 & Win8

  1. #1


    CA
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    Dual Win7 & win8

    Dual Boot Win7 & Win8


    Is there a way to remove "Win7 Boot Manager"?
    Because after the 1st Boot of the Day it stops at win8 light blue screen and gives the choice, Win7 and Win8 they both work here. , But when the Computer 'Re-Boots" , It stops at "Win7 Boot Manager" but does not let me make a choice, it just times out and goes to Windows 7.

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  2. #2


    Hi RLAbbott25,
    Welcome to the forums, go to system, Advanced system settings, system properties, click settings in startup and recovery, then from the dropdown select the OS you prefer. I have attached a snip of my set up for you to compare. I'm dual booting with vista and have selected W8DP as my default OS. HTH.Click image for larger version
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  3. #3


    Wanaka, New Zealand
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64


    Type msconfig into the start bar and hit enter, click the boot tab, highlight Windows 7 and click delete. Done
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  4. #4


    CA
    Posts : 4
    Dual Win7 & win8


    remove win7 in msconfig , from what system win7 or win8. also will this remove the Dual boot?
    the ultimate Goal is to Dual Boot win7 & Win8.
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  5. #5


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    If you want to have it dual boot, try to install EasyBCD from the running OS. Then you can do it from there. Tutorial of using EasyBCD is available here in the forum.

    Mas Catoer
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  6. #6


    CA
    Posts : 4
    Dual Win7 & win8


    my ? is why the conflict with my system not staying on one or the other on Re-Boot.

    Some times it goes to "windows8 type Choice" and sometimes after being inside Win7 and then re-booting it stops at the "old windows boot manager" ...... ???
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  7. #7


    When you do cold boot, it'll give you the choice and when you restart it'll boot to your default OS.
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  8. #8


    CA
    Posts : 4
    Dual Win7 & win8


    Well its OK now,, I did a refresh of Windows 8 two times and now it is OK, so far, thank you all for your help!
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  9. #9


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Glad to know that
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