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Positronics

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Good evening. I'm trying to Dual Boot W8.1 Pro w/ WMC along with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell Latitude D630 using a T7500 C2D CPU. I've set W8.1 as the Default OS but, when it goes to the Windows Boot Manager, it's the Vista/ 7 old-fashioned type of Black screen. I would like to see the bright Blue normalized Graphical Boot Mgr.
with both OS's listed . I'm using EasyBCD as it seems to be a solid App that should make the job a bit easier. If anyone knows a trick to get the Graphical back, please be so kind as to elaborate. I've done this once before but have forgotten how to get the job done. Must be a sign of progressive old age setting in. Thanx and, by all means, have a very Goodday.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell OptiPlex GX260 SFF
    CPU
    Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell 02X378
    Memory
    768 Mbs RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 82845 G/Gl/GV processor

werty

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Hi, type in Windows 8.1 the following in an elevated Command prompt bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard
Hope this works!

Good luck, werty
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro/ Windows 8 Enterprise
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 1545/ Asus F5V

Mark Phelps

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None of the "fixes" seem to work on a permanent basis. I reboot every day as a matter of routine and, about half the time, I get the black-and-white screen, and the other half, the blue-and-white screen -- and, I'm NOT changing anything between reboots that would affect which screen shows.
 

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Positronics

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how to get the Blue Graphical Windows 8.1 Boot Manager

Gentlemen: Mr. Phelps is absolutely correct - Bullseye on the DartBoard. I guess that's why he's a VIP member -
he nailed it. Applied the Werty approach and it worked for the next two (2) times. After that, I get the Blue screen about 25% of the time. Must be a glitch inside the System Reserved partition of 350 MB that precedes the C drive. When I was Testing Kali Linux (BackTrack) I had it consistently going to a bright Blue screen as hoped for. If memory serves, hadda move the GRUB 2.02 into a position between partitions - something to do with chain linking
the partitions together in a certain manner. Hey - if I did it once before, it CAN be done and I'll b e damned if
I can find the key once again. Thanks, Gentlemen. Both of you deserve commendations. Have a Goodday.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell OptiPlex GX260 SFF
    CPU
    Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell 02X378
    Memory
    768 Mbs RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 82845 G/Gl/GV processor

Winuser

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY 700-074
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 4430 @ 3.00 GHz
    Motherboard
    MS-7826 (Kaili)
    Memory
    12 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 740
    Sound Card
    Integrated IDT 92HD68E2 Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S27C230B
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    240 GB Kingston SSDNow V300 Series
    PSU
    stock
    Case
    stock
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    Logitech K520
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Browser
    Fire Fox
    Antivirus
    Eset Smart Security 7

Edwin

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I find if you press and hold Shift then press Restart you will be brought to the 'Modern' boot options screen,
from a cold start I get the 'Modern' boot options screen,
if I restart in the normal manner I get the 'DOS' style boot options screen.

Might be different for others though!
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 Home Premium
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion

Winuser

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Boot into Win 8.1 and run: bcdboot c:\windows in a elevated command prompt. https://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=11639

Already did this -- and I get the "metro" screen next boot. But, after that, it cycles between the black-and-white and metro screens -- as usual.

As I said, there does not appear to be a "permanent" fix for this.

Must be something else causing it. The command I posted has worked for me on two different computers.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP ENVY 700-074
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 4430 @ 3.00 GHz
    Motherboard
    MS-7826 (Kaili)
    Memory
    12 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 740
    Sound Card
    Integrated IDT 92HD68E2 Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S27C230B
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    240 GB Kingston SSDNow V300 Series
    PSU
    stock
    Case
    stock
    Cooling
    stock
    Keyboard
    Logitech K520
    Mouse
    Logitech M310
    Browser
    Fire Fox
    Antivirus
    Eset Smart Security 7

Positronics

New Member
Just for the record, at least on a Dell Latitude D630 and an Inspiron 1545, the bcdboot c:\windows technique seems to have worked. Hands are in the Air ! No need to look at a Legacy Bootloader. How does it even get there ? Via EasyBCD ? Bah ! Seems as if we have some skilled, knowlegable Techs in the mix here. Once again, thanx and have a Goodday from Phila PA .
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell OptiPlex GX260 SFF
    CPU
    Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell 02X378
    Memory
    768 Mbs RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 82845 G/Gl/GV processor
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