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dual boot windows vista on a pre-installed windows 8.1

  1. #31


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    please take a screen shot of "find other windows . . . . ." I didn't see it in the dialogue

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  2. #32


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    you should be able to boot windows 8.1 setup media and choose "repair this computer" that should find both windows versions and correct the boot issue.. the find other OS screen pops up after clicking Setup

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  3. #33


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    if I checked "find other windows . . . . ." this will give me option to boot either OS?
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  4. #34


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    from what I can see - windows 7 x64 was applied to drive E - the disk is GPT and using a EFI system partition..

    All of which is correct and supported for both windows 7 and windows 8 / 8.1

    Why a boot loop, is not clear... Windows 7 should of booted - gone through OOBE and MAYBE "not selecting" find other OS would cause the prior OS not being in the BCD bootmenu. but a boot loop or un-bootable OS??
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  5. #35


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    from what I can see - windows 7 x64 was applied to drive E - the disk is GPT and using a EFI system partition..

    All of which is correct and supported for both windows 7 and windows 8 / 8.1

    Why a boot loop, is not clear... Windows 7 should of booted - gone through OOBE and MAYBE "not selecting" find other OS would cause the prior OS not being in the BCD bootmenu. but a boot loop or un-bootable OS??
    Yeah thats what i was thinking. You can download a Windows 8.1 install ISO / USB using the following tutorial, enus. Then boot it and do "repair this computer" as KYHI said. That should find both OSs and make them bootable.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    when I click Setup it will install windows 7 x64 it will install on E partition when I restart what it will do exactly??
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  7. #37


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    please record a video of installing windows using winNT
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  8. #38


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    when I restart what it will do exactly??
    you should be presented with a boot menu - to select windows 7 and windows 8.1
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  9. #39


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    or you could just put the windows 7 setup media in your DVD/USB drive and run the setup.exe file from within windows 8.1
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  10. #40


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    don't even have a usb and dvd I only have Windows 7 all editions pre-activated
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    you should presented with boot menu
    do you mean windows boot manager?
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