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dual boot Win8.1 with Win7 error


frozensun

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#1
Hi guys,first time here.
I have dual boot on this laptop and each time I select W7 in boot menu of W8, laptop restarts (turns off and turns on) and then it boots to W7.
Why does it happen,and how can I boot to W7 without reboot,just normal procedure?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
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78
#2
With so few details, it's quite unlikely that someone will be able to solve your problem. The more details you give, the better, in particular, how Windows 7 and 8 were installed: which one was first and another one added later, are they located on the different drives or on the different partitions of the same drive (not many laptops have two built-in drives like SSD and HDD), how your drive is partitioned if it is single, how your boot menu was set up and which menu items it has.

As for me, I use another way of dual boot via BIOS boot menu supported by motherboard manufacturer (ASUS in my case). It allows to select a boot device by pressing F8 key right after initial screen. One (primary) drive is M.2 SSD with Windows 8.1, another one is SATA SSD with Windows 10. So, the systems are completely separate, another drive is set offline in the disk management of every OS. If no F8 was pressed, the primary OS is started immediately without boot menu. Of course, primary drive can be chosen in BIOS setup.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-6700 (Skylake)
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VIII Gene
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GeForce 1050 Ti, 4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 235PQ
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 (FHD)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 950 Pro, 512 GB

davexnet

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#3
This might have something to do with hybrid shutdown (fast startup) in Windows 8. Can be disabled
in the power options (powercfg turn off hibernate)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD FX 4300
    Motherboard
    Asrock 960gc-gs
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard
    Browser
    Firefox

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