Help Me!

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by rfpc, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. rfpc

    rfpc MDL Novice

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    I installed windows 8 on my pc and it does not recognize boot windows 7, I think
    it was because the boot partition formatted what I do?
     
  2. methodbeat

    methodbeat MDL Member

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    you installed on the same partition? :confused:
     
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  3. rfpc

    rfpc MDL Novice

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    no, I installed the partition that was windows 8 7955
     
  4. msr

    msr MDL Senior Member

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    Op needs to explain what you have done, so the people here can help you fix what has happened in your install.
     
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  5. iD@nny !

    iD@nny ! MDL Junior Member

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    Do you have Windows 7 and Windows 8 in different partitions ? For example C: and D: ?
     
  6. rfpc

    rfpc MDL Novice

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    I formatted the partition reserved by the system because it appeared this message: setup was enabled to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the system log files for more information.
     
  7. TechDudeGeorge

    TechDudeGeorge MDL Member

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    Are you shutting down from Windows 8, it may be due to Hybrid boot hiding the boot menu. Boot into Windows 8 then select Restart and your boot menu should appear.
     
  8. rfpc

    rfpc MDL Novice

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    I've done it
    no way to create startup files for windows 7?
     
  9. Jvelo7892

    Jvelo7892 MDL Junior Member

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    could try bcdedit
     
  10. rfpc

    rfpc MDL Novice

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    and how to do it
     
  11. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Guys it is so much easier then that lol. All you have to do is go into the startup and recovery options under the advanced system options.


    right click Computer -> Properties -> Advanced system settings -> Startup ->Change to win7 and give a 30 second timer.

    That is all you need to do dude.
     
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  12. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    dude, he does not need to repair the BCD, just do what I said lol, that is all I had to do anyway.
     
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  13. rfpc

    rfpc MDL Novice

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    there does not appear windows 7
     
  14. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    oh ok in that case put the win7 dvd into your computer, boot it up, then select repair and let it do it's automatic startup repair and it should fix it. Strange it did that to you and not me though lol. SOrry about that.
     
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  15. rfpc

    rfpc MDL Novice

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    is it because Windows 7 is x86 and windows 8 is x64?
     
  16. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Well maybe with it not changing for me but IDK for sure. It is hard to say honestly, probably boot code install issues since this is a beta more or less though. My guess is sometimes win8 will over write the bcd instead of adding an entry into it. Hard to say though.
     
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  17. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    #17 Shenj, Jun 19, 2011
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    Download EasyBCD (cause.. you know screwing around in command line as noob results in fail)
    Click 'Add New Entry', click the OBVIOUS 'Add Entry' button on top just as it is, if you installed Windows 7 on C:\, this might do the job...
    Screenshot_20110619232502.jpg

    Ofcourse you can also just run startup repair with win7 disk.

    Edit: Someone should seriously add some VHD Boot Sticky for all these 'noobs' who screw up their system with the leaks :O
     
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  18. rfpc

    rfpc MDL Novice

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    i can solve this with easybcd?
     
  19. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    stupid question... sorry.. try it?
     
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  20. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Well it might or might not work dude, From my experience neither vistabootpro or easyBCD will run on this build, both execute then terminate right away. I tried various compatibility options and no dice so I would do what acrsn said.
     
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