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Unable to dual boot after installing windiws 8

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
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.

thanks
post #2 of 5
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.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
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.
post #4 of 5
This might help or it may make things worse.

http://www.boyans.net/DualBootRepair.html
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
thanks. i'll check it out. hopefully it will solve my problem
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