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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and 7 Boot issue

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    Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and 7 Boot issue

    Ok so I have searched all over the internet looking for an answer to this.

    I have an HP Pavilion P7-1459 that came OEM with Windows 8 on it. I added a new HDD and installed windows 7 on it (had to disconnect the windows 8 one to do so) and booted into windows 7. I didn't have drivers for my Ethernet adapter so I Hooked up the windows 8 HDD and left the 7 one hooked up and loaded into windows 8. Worked fine. Got the drivers and used EasyBCD to add Windows 7 to the boot menu and rebooted, tried to load into windows 7 and it just hung for about 5 mins have no idea whats causing this any help would be appreciated.

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    Try using BIOS to boot to Win8 drive and use EasyBCD to make changes there.
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