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Solved Installing 7989 as dual boot (issue)


Orbital Shark

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There may be a few users with this issue but as no thread yet exists I'll post here...

An hour ago I installed the latest leaked build (7989) on a seperate partition (Dual Boot) and installation went without a hitch. Once the setup had completed and all restarts had processed I was faced with a shiny new build of Windows 8 :D

Here comes the issue...

1, After a manual restart I was given no boot option relating to choosing which OS to boot up, Windows 8 started instantly.

2, After running MSCONFIG I noticed that there was now only 1 option and that was for the current running Windows 8.

To fix the issue...

Boot up using the Windows 7 DVD and choose the advanced options, at which the "searching for Windows" dialog appears. Seconds later I was prompted that a Repair & Restart was needed so I click the "Repair & Restart" button. I was then given the options I was first expecting...

Windows 8
Windows 7 (Recovered)

After selecting Windows 7 (restored) all is now as it should be :)

This may be an isolated case but for those who experience the same dual boot issue then follow the guideline above.
 
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vrosa

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It happened to me once with build 7955 and I used EasyBCD 2.1 to recreate the missing entry, but the "Repair" method is safer in my opinion.

:)
 

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Britton30

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Thanks OS, my dual boot went without a hitch. New to 7989 is that it is called Windows 8 in the boot menu.
 

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kbronski

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I, too, am having a dual boot issue. Only, for me, it keeps giving me an installation error after the installation "completes." It says I need to upgrade?
 

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    Me? Model number... seven? two?
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    Yup, it's a computer!

Orbital Shark

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I, too, am having a dual boot issue. Only, for me, it keeps giving me an installation error after the installation "completes." It says I need to upgrade?
You could try installing Windows 7 again but as a dual boot then upgrade it to Windows 8.
Note   Note
Do not activate the new Windows 7 as this process may be frowned upon because of the EULA regarding your product key
 

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