Cant go to Windows 8 .... need help !!

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  1. DEBKOL35

    DEBKOL35 MDL Senior Member

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    I had dual OS . Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    I generally go to windows 8. Today morning, I thought lets visit windows 7 since it has been long time there. I choose windows 7 from dual OS menu and go there. but I find its de-activated. So I used windows loader to activate again. I worked on windows 7. when I reboot to go to windows 8 again, I find there is no Dual OS option. It is starting windows 7 directly.

    I open msconfig of windows 7 and under boot tab, there is no windows 8 !! only 7.... can u please tell me a way to get back that dual OS menu .... I dont want to reinstall windows 8 again !!
     
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    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    #2 Tito, Jun 15, 2013
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    Boot from Recovery disc or Install disc of Windows 8.

    -Boot from repair disc > Chose Keyboard type > click Troubleshoot > click Advanced options > choose Command Prompt
    or
    -Boot from Install disc > Click Next > click Repair your computer > click Troubleshoot > click Advanced options > choose Command Prompt

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    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    bootrec /rebuildbcd
    
    Reboot.
     
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    DEBKOL35 MDL Senior Member

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    #3 DEBKOL35, Jun 15, 2013
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    thank you...gonna try :)
     
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    5856898 MDL Junior Member

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    or just run bcdboot.exe x:\windows ("x" is your drive letter of Win8) under win7 environment, that'll help bring your dual boot menu back.
     
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    DEBKOL35 MDL Senior Member

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    #5 DEBKOL35, Jun 15, 2013
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    not worked :( I tried with installation disk !! dos showed "successful" after every command. but reboot = direct to windows 7. windows 7 deactivated again !!
     
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    DEBKOL35 MDL Senior Member

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    #6 DEBKOL35, Jun 15, 2013
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    that one works..looks like...gonna reboot. I can see windows 8 in msconfig of win 7 !!

    YUP...WORKED..NOW IN WIN 8 :) THANKS TO YOU BOTH FOR HELPING ME :)