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No Windows 8 (CP) bootloader after install

  1. #11


    Calgary, AB
    Posts : 10
    Windows 7, Windows 8 Consumer Preview


    Get rid of Windows 8, and extend the old partition, make a new partition that's about 30GB, then insert the USB/Disk that has Windows 8 Installer when you start your computer, press Custom Install, and select the Windows 8 partition, and install it, then take the USB when it's about to restart, then it should start "Setting Up Devices", the wait, it should go straight into Windows 8 for the first time, and setup Windows 8, then restart your computer and a blue screen should come up, quickly press the button at the bottom, and choose it to have Windows 8 as your primary OS, or select timer as 30 seconds or something like that

    You could also go into the BIOS and change your primary boot partition to C:\ or D:\ or whatever Windows 8 is on, and it should boot into that partition instead

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  2. #12


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by xsilverxdark View Post
    Get rid of Windows 8, and extend the old partition, make a new partition that's about 30GB, then insert the USB/Disk that has Windows 8 Installer when you start your computer, press Custom Install, and select the Windows 8 partition, and install it, then take the USB when it's about to restart, then it should start "Setting Up Devices", the wait, it should go straight into Windows 8 for the first time, and setup Windows 8, then restart your computer and a blue screen should come up, quickly press the button at the bottom, and choose it to have Windows 8 as your primary OS, or select timer as 30 seconds or something like that

    You could also go into the BIOS and change your primary boot partition to C:\ or D:\ or whatever Windows 8 is on, and it should boot into that partition instead
    This is, of course, what should've happened. But Windows 8 just didn't boot after installing, not even the bootloader showed up.

    Don't worry, it's fixed now. Thanks, though.
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