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post #1 of 5 Old 01-19-2013, 06:47 PM - Thread Starter
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Sorry if this is not the right forum.

I have 2 partitions on my disk drive. I used to have vista on one and windows 7 on the other.
I reformatted my vista partition and installed windows 8 on it.
after this when my computer boots up it doesn't give me the option of which OS I want. it boots into windows 8 always.
I can see the windows 7 partition thru explorer.
how do I enable dual boot again.

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I think it is defaulted to boot to windows 8. I dual booted the consumer preview and I could choose, you had like 30 seconds. Maybe get into the BIOS and check there.
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i don't have that option. when i go into advanced system settings it only shows windows 8 as a boot option.
apparently i needed to choose custom install when i installed windows 8. since i chose the regular install i'm unable to get to my windows 7 system anymore.
any help is appreciated.
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This might help or it may make things worse.

http://www.boyans.net/DualBootRepair.html
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thanks. i'll check it out. hopefully it will solve my problem
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