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Windows8 consumer preview is starting up with no dual boot menu!urgent

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    VISTA+Win8 dual boot

    Windows8 consumer preview is starting up with no dual boot menu!urgent


    Please help. everything is written on screen shot, easier
    Tanks
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    xp32 home /xp32 pro /vista64 /win7 64 /win8 64


    you should get the option to boot into win7 half way through the win8 boot up before you get the log on screen for win 8
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    I thought so too, that's why I installed it, because I haven't heard of a problem like this before, it looked so easy. any ideas on how to fix it ?
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    Find out where your bootmgr is (active partition) and add the Win7 BCD.

    Windows 7 - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki
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    Will adding the BCD values to Win 8 show Win 7 on the boot loader GUI? Right now, I can only make one work.
    Last edited by ragefaced; 11 Mar 2012 at 05:01. Reason: BCDedit values.
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    Whatever you do, you need both BCDs in the bootmgr.
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    thanks so much, works like a charm .
    hmm, first ever post on a forum and its answered straight away ... I should do this more often , instead of trying stupid things Myself!
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    Glad to hear that. Stick around. There is a lot of exciting subjects being covered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ovg View Post
    thanks so much, works like a charm .
    hmm, first ever post on a forum and its answered straight away ... I should do this more often , instead of trying stupid things Myself!
    Yeah man. The combined knowledge around this forum is unreal. Lots of intelligent users around these parts. I still learn from many all the time and that's saying a lot because I previously extracted all the information from them that I could! heh heh
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    https://www.eightforums.com/installat...html#post75637 whs can you have a look at this for me please
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