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Installed win 8, but no new boot menu or option for Windows 8


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i have installed win 8 but i do not see the new boot menu or the option to boot with 8 at all. my disk look like this: Capture.PNG
 

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I would boot from Win8 media and try the repair :)
 

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didn't work. the only way i can currently boot into win8 is to open my boot options and manually choose secondary hardrive.
 

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When the BIOS splash screen shows up, tap F12 (looks like you have a Dell PC) and change the boot order to the second HDD. Then it should boot Win8.
 

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yes i know that but i want to be able to get the multi boot screen so that i don't have to keep switching from win7 and win8 in this manner
 

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When the BIOS splash screen shows up, tap F12 (looks like you have a Dell PC) and change the boot order to the second HDD. Then it should boot Win8.
yes i know that but i want to be able to get the multi boot screen so that i don't have to keep switching from win7 and win8 in this manner
If you had Marked the System8 partition Inactive, Windows 8 will not boot from F12 one time boot menu.
 

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What you want is a double boot. But then you have to install it as such. The way it is now will only work via the BIOS boot sequence unless you fix the bootmgr in your recovery partition and make the win8 partition inactive.

Btw: the way it is now is my preferred setup. A lot less headaches than a double boot.
 

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dual boot trouble
EasyBCD 2.1,can uninstall after change.
EasyBCD - Download
start BCD,remember entrys displayed,add new entry,type,name to display,drive letter
look in start,computer,c: drive or d e f.....when sure add entry. when done entrys
start BCD,edit boot menu and delete old entrys if any ,if something goes wrong and you cant
boot,boot from win disc and repair start up.
 

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dual boot trouble
EasyBCD 2.1,can uninstall after change.
EasyBCD - Download
start BCD,remember entrys displayed,add new entry,type,name to display,drive letter
look in start,computer,c: drive or d e f.....when sure add entry. when done entrys
start BCD,edit boot menu and delete old entrys if any ,if something goes wrong and you cant
boot,boot from win disc and repair start up.
LOL, as I said: Nothing but trouble.
 

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