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Use Windows 8 bootloader with Windows 7 as default OS

willowen100

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I would like to use the windows 8 bootloader, BUT have Windows 7 as the default Operating system (OS) so if no selection is made in the Windows 8 bootloader, Windows 7 will load. How do I go about doing that? It seems every time I set the the default OS to Windows 7, it also sets to use the Windows 7 bootloader, when I want the Windows 8 one?
 

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willowen100

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theog

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Windows 8 was pre-installed (so was installed first) and windows 7 was put on after. What will running automatic repair x3 actually do, why 3 times?

Automatic Repair, repairs one item at a time.


Here you have NO KEYBOOARD working.

Slow bootloader and startup - Windows 7 Help Forums

Keyboard won't work in Windows 7 boot loader - Windows 7 Help Forums

Here you have Windows 8 booting first.

http://www.eightforums.com/installa...stalling-windows-7-alongside-windows-8-a.html


willwen100 said:
Ok I managed to get EasyBCD installed on windows 7 and I changed the default OS back to Windows 8 and got Windows 8 to boot after doing its automatic recovery fix. The problem is I'm still using the windows 7 like bootloader, and the keyboard is still not working on when the bootloader shows. I have gone through the whole of my bios and I still can't move around on the bootloader. Does anybody have any suggestions?
 

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

willowen100

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I have run the automatic repair 2 times, and on the third I get "There was a problem", and the error code was error code - 80070490 (something related to updates). What do I do next?
 

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