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    Windows 8, 7 & Xubuntu 13.10

    Quote Originally Posted by RobinSchouten View Post
    I suppose you can use EasyBCD to restore the Win7 bootloader in both Win8 and Win7 as it would give the same effect. It simply overwrites the existing bootloader with the Windows 7 one. Upon booting you will have the old bootloader and inside Win7 you can delete the Win8 partition to get rid of the OS.

    You can always try to use Visual BCD Editor if EasyBCD doesn't solve your problems.
    I know you mean well, but how exactly do I use that software without hosing my setup? The devil is in the details... Without specific instructions, I'm not inclined to try a new piece of software that might solve my problem.

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    I don't want to muddy the waters, but I noted that my UEFI motherboard "bios" doesn't list specific drives in boot order but instead just lists Windows Boot Manager. Also, it seems to make a difference if windows is installed with the boot drive in IDE or AHCI mode in the bios. Is any of this relevant to the problems?
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