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Dual boot issue

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    West Sussex
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    Win 7 & Win 8pro 64 bit

    I appreciate this is an old post - but if anyone else ends up here - I too had the same problem - the system would boot to "Starting Windows" then go black with just a mouse cursor for what felt like forever, however I have found if you are patient (and I mean _patient_ - which I am not normally) the black screen does disappear and it will boot. Over time this seems to be solving itself (it doesn't seem to happen at all any more - it has only been an issue whilst doing lots of installs under either and both OS, both OS now boot neatly regardless of which one I was in before the swap.

    I am going to follow the above advice (to swap default OS) however to change default boot to win8 so that I get the 'pretty' win8 dual boot choice screen. Thank you!
    Last edited by GirlieBiker; 15 Jan 2013 at 08:42. Reason: oops - spelling mistake!

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