Win 8 Issue

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by emin2pac, May 6, 2013.

  1. emin2pac

    emin2pac MDL Novice

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    hey, I installed win7 after having win8 as main OS (dual boot) ...but I've heard if u do opposite (install 7 then 8) YOU'LL be greeted with more advanced boot options & tools plus graphical colorful kinda window when u get to choose what OS u wanna boot... true? ​
     
  2. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    If you Install windows 8 after installing windows 7 you will get this boot screen...

    Windows_8_dual-boot_menu.png

    However you can Simpy change your current settings from default os from windows 7 to windows 8.

    type "msconfig" with the run command or search tool from the windows 7 menu... and then select boot tap and change default os :biggrin:
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Windows 8 graphical bootmenu sucks for dual-boot, IMHO. It first boots into Windows 8 to show the options, and then has to reboot again if you choose running Windows 7.
     
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  4. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    correct, it does load into windows 8 and provides the option to start windows 8 or other os. if you select windows 8 you will be at the log-on/desktop with seconds... but if you choice to run the other os. it reboots and loads the os you selected.....

     
  5. emin2pac

    emin2pac MDL Novice

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    thanks anyway, sadly changed the def. OS.. But same old boot manager that appears in win 7, I have a question, it said that the new windows boot manager comes with win 8 provides more advanced options for both 7 & 8.., what I really wanna change is the boot manager version itself.. got it?
     
  6. buendia

    buendia MDL Novice

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    #6 buendia, May 7, 2013
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    Open System Properties while running Windows 8 (Win+R, type in: Sysdm.cpl), choose Advanced tab, then under Startup and recovery click on Settings button. Next, under Default operating system select Windows 8 instead of Windows 7. This should set the new boot loader with graphical interface that you are asking.
     
  7. emin2pac

    emin2pac MDL Novice

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    thx but didn't work
     
  8. zeeus

    zeeus MDL Member

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    Reinstall Windows 8 or run Windows 8 repair
     
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