Dual boot windows 7 and 8

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Lordmetro, May 21, 2014.

  1. Lordmetro

    Lordmetro MDL Novice

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    Hello!
    I'm dual booting windows 7 and 8 and it appears that my windows 8 install is activated (kms) but my windows 7 install states "3 days until automatic registration" - windows 7 is activated via windows loader by daz. Is my computer going to show non-genuine software messages every once in a while whilst in windows 7 after 3 days? Should I re-run windows loader - or will it break my windows 8 activation??
     
  2. ismethere

    ismethere MDL Senior Member

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    #2 ismethere, May 21, 2014
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    If you re-run again Daz loader..recommended DAZ 2.2.2, I don't think so it will break your activation of windows 8...
    Daz loader will activate / read your Windows 7 not for Windows 8, you can try it..:)
     
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  3. Lordmetro

    Lordmetro MDL Novice

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    Thanks :D - I reran daz loader. Now I can enjoy windows 8 and keep windows 7 for my uncompatible drivers:worthy::worthy:

    By the way, I dual booted with 2 seperate hard drives; but should be the same if it was partitioned.
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    The Win 8 Setup did overwrite the boot loader :g:. Same happens when a StartUp Repair is performed.
     
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  5. Lordmetro

    Lordmetro MDL Novice

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    #5 Lordmetro, May 21, 2014
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    Yeah it did :)

    I can prove it with a following theory I did a couple of weeks ago :rolleyes:

    Before when running windows 8 - the boot manager of windows 7 did not let me boot into my windows-to-go usb drive which I had set up to boot via the X drive using easyBCD. However, now it does work this might be because I had installed windows 8.1... This shows that it did overwrite the bootloader with a compatible one for windows-to-go.