Is it possible to use Windows 8 Boatloader if Windows 7 is installed OS?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Just_Be, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. Just_Be

    Just_Be MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I reinstalled from 8 to Win 7 and now have the option to upgrade to Win 10.

    I hesitate a bit with all the spying and have to say, Win 7 worked excellent in the past for me (can't say it from Windows 8 that even needed a complete reinstall).

    Just wondering, I liked the graphical bootloader of Windows 8. Is it possible to install this and replace the one of Win 7?

    And how?
     
  2. Hoppyah

    Hoppyah MDL Senior Member

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    have a read up on bcdedit
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    The graphical part doesn't work without Windows 8+ being installed (and set as Default). At the time you see the graphical menu, Windows 8+ has already booted up.
     
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  4. Just_Be

    Just_Be MDL Novice

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    Thx for answer. I think that is not true however, as I launched Linux with this graphical menu in the past. I actually had this graphical menu in the past with a Windows 7 machine. Somehow it didn't show up with my latest Win7 installation.
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    It is like I said. When the graphical menu shows, Windows 8 (or higher) is already loaded for the most part.

    That is exactly the reason why:
    - selecting to proceed to Windows 8+ is almost instantly.
    - selecting a different OS requires a second reboot.
     
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