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Dual Boot Windows 7 & 8, Windows 7 Wont boot

  1. #1


    Leicester
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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Dual Boot Windows 7 & 8, Windows 7 Wont boot


    Hi, i just installed windows 8 consumer preview as a dual boot with windows 7 but when i went to computer, windows 7 drive was not there. i went into disk management and it came up as a black bar but no drive letter. I assumed all my data was lost so i formatted the drive and reinstalled windows 7 and removed windows 8.
    I would like to have a dual boot setup with windows 7 & 8 but how can i do it without damaging windows 7?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Spoonhead,

    It sounds like you may have deleted Windows 7, or installed Windows 8 on top of it replacing Windows 7 by mistake. The tutorial below can help show you more on how to dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Leicester
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Thanks but I successfully dual booted windows 7 & 8 using your tutorial.
    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    That's great news.
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Dual Boot Windows 7 & 8, Windows 7 Wont boot
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