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Successfully running DualBootPRO in Windows 8

Postby kanaloa » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:24 pm

We've been receiving notice that some users are experiencing issues installing DualBootPRO 1.1 on Windows 8. DualBootPRO DOES RUN on Windows 8. You may have to follow the steps below to get the program running successfully.

Currently, a lot of applications still require installers to be run in compatibility mode. Here is how to get DBP installed correctly in Windows 8.

1. Download DBP and extract
2. Right-click on installer and go to properties then go to the compatibility tab
3. Under mode select 'Run this program in..' and choose Windows 7
4. Launch the installer
5. Once finished, launch DBP and Windows will display a Windows Feature window asking to install the .NET 3.5 framework (2.0 as well).
6. Once that is finished DBP will run with no problems.

If you continue to have problems... please start your own support thread or reply to this post. Thanks!
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Re: Successfully running DualBootPRO in Windows 8

Postby alanhos » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:10 am


Following the instructions herein I've successfully installed and run DBP 1.1 on my windows 8 system. On a separate HD is my window 7 ultimate install which was working fine. When I added the boot instructions to the primary Win 8 boot which is UEFI, it boots with the Win 7 style boot screen and correctly offers the tow boot options. However, if not selecting the Win 8 boot option the boot fails and I get a UEFI error screen.

I'm very close <smile> hopefully the fix is obvious.

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Re: Successfully running DualBootPRO in Windows 8

Postby yeshuas » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:41 pm

Did you unplug the Windows 7 disk when you installed Windows 8?

If so, going to the Bootloader tab in DBP and place a check in the "System Bootloader to install Windows Vista or Windows 7," and also in the the one that says "All Drives" may correct this problem.
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