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Win 8 not showing up after dual boot

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    Win 8 not showing up after dual boot


    So. As you all probably know, there are some applications and games that won't run on win8 even with compatibility settings. I need few programs like that to run for work. I have been using my laptop (xp) to run them, but laptop's broken. I found xp install cd and installed it on new partition (dual boot). Now, I can no longer boot win8. Like it doesn't exist... There is partition and I can access all my files, but I can't boot from Win8 anymore. And I'm not getting xp msconfig...
    How can I fix this?

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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Run an automatic repair by booting to the Windows 8 disk.

    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8

    Which apps aren't working on 8?
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    Well there are few games like rc tycoon 2 and tron evolution that i can't run, but my company has its own programs that are designed specially for its employees that i need to run.
    i've been looking for solution to this problem for two days now, and it is solved in 3 minutes!
    but, how can i set it to give me an option to choose from win8 and xp? it's not in msconfig, and i don't want to mess with partitions by myself. last time i had to reinstall windows...
    Last edited by Mirac7; 10 Apr 2012 at 14:05.
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    After running the above, boot to Windows 8 then use EasyBCD to add XP to the boot menu. The automatic repair should do that already but use EasyBCD if for some reason it did not.

    Use EasyBCD 2.0 or above or you likely will run into issues with Windows XP boot.ini configuration.
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    ahem...I needed to install .net framework 3.5, and received message 'the remote procedure call failed. error code: 0x800706BE'

    any ideas?
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    Ya, if you search the forum, you'll probably be able to find the solution. There is a command to run that works. I'll look too for ya since I know the post I'm talking about, but not so sure I can easily find it.

    Edit: Alright, that was easier than I planned: Microsoft .NET Issue with Windows 8 CP
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    Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
    Version: 6.2.8250.0

    Image Version: 6.2.8250.0

    Enabling feature(s)
    [=== ... ==99.8%== ... === ]
    Error 0x800F0922
    DISM failed. No operation was performed.
    For more information, review the log file.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log
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    oh yeah. oh yeah. oh yeah. i've installed .net !!!
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