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Startup Options - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

  1. #20


    Georgetown, Texas
    Posts : 17
    Win 8pro 64 bit


    I believe my problem is that I don't have a "system reserved" partition on the ssd that Win 8 is installed on. My Win 7 ssd has a "system reserved partition". This may have been placed on the Win 7 ssd when I installed Win 8 pro. Is it possible to create a "system reserved" partition with a mbr on the Win 8 ssd. Right now, if I unplug the Win 7 ssd Win 8 will not boot.
    Thanks for any suggestions.

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  2. #21


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Do you have a retail Windows 8 installation DVD/USB to boot from and run the automatic repair from instead?
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  3. #22


    Georgetown, Texas
    Posts : 17
    Win 8pro 64 bit


    Yes. I have a retail Win 8 pro disk that I purchased from MS.
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  4. #23


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, you should be able to boot from it to run the automatic repair.
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  5. #24


    Georgetown, Texas
    Posts : 17
    Win 8pro 64 bit


    Ok, thanks. I will try it. Will this procedure create a "system reserved" partition?
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  6. #25


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Since you dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8, it would have used your current Windows 7 System Reserved partition when you installed Windows 8 if Windows 7 was installed first.

    An automatic repair will hopefully be able to fix your current boot manager, and allow you to boot using the new GUI again.
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  7. #26


    Posts : 3
    multi OSX, Win, Ubuntu


    @Brink Hello

    i have tried couple times, and google it but i can't solve this problem;

    first, I have installed EasyBCD and now when i run, i get old screen with Win8 and Ubuntu

    however, to get standard; i followed ur steps; but when i type

    bcdedit /set {current} bootmenupolicy Standard ------> also my identifier is same as urs {current}

    i get this error:
    The integer data is not valid as specified.
    Run "bcd edit /?" for command line assistance.
    The parameter is incorrect.
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  8. #27


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello sametoxxo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Ubuntu may be throwing a monkey wrench in this. Go ahead and type bcdedit in the elevated command prompt, press Enter, and post back with the results to see what the issue may be.
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  9. #28


    Posts : 3
    multi OSX, Win, Ubuntu


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello sametoxxo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Ubuntu may be throwing a monkey wrench in this. Go ahead and type bcdedit in the elevated command prompt, press Enter, and post back with the results to see what the issue may be.
    Click image for larger version
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  10. #29


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    sametoxxo,

    I don't see anything that stands out for why this is happening, but I'm not familiar with dual booting with Ubuntu either. I would have to guess that something with Ubuntu may be the cause, but can't say what.

    I've asked others to take a look to see if they may know.
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