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Lost dual boot choice screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 74
    Windows 7 Windows 8.1

    Lost dual boot choice screen


    Dual booting windows 7 with 8.1.
    I had that neat looking boot screen that came up giving me a choice and setting default.

    Now it boots to a crummy looking F8 type screen every time and I have to make a choice.

    Not a big deal but I'd like to fix it.

    Pete

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Pete,

    Using step 5 in the tutorial below should be able to help enable the modern UI boot screen again.

    Startup Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 74
    Windows 7 Windows 8.1

    Got it back


    Hi Shawn,
    I'm embarrassed.
    I had Windows 7 as the default OS in the Advanced System Settings.
    All is good.
    Thanks again for all help you give.
    Pete
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Na, don't be embarrassed. It happens to all of us. I'm just happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1


    This worked for me. boot into Win8, run bcdboot c:\windows
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  6. #6


    Posts : 74
    Windows 7 Windows 8.1


    I believe that's the same as using the Advanced System Settings.
    I'm still a novice at using command line arguments even after 15 years. And probably will continue to be a novice.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1


    Running "bcdboot c:\windows" from a elevated prompt I didn't need to find any identifier number and it still worked.
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