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windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby shreader » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:31 pm

It doesn't make any difference if you install DBP in W7 or W8, it'll work the same in either.
W8 you will have to run it in compatibility mode (W7) though.
FYI - compatibility mode = rt. clk on the DBP.exe/properties/compatibility tab.

Once you set W7 as the default (in DBP) you will get the normal Vista/W7 boot menu.
You may get it (automatically) since you are installing W7 on a W8 system.
If yoou set W8 as the default you will get the grapgical W8 boot menu.

Let us know how it goes.
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:09 am

ah progress and a step in the right direction. I am more happy now.

Also i read somewhere about doing it through vmware and alot of dosprompt instruction that i heard works.

I dont know maybe i should mix it up with what u said
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:14 am

yeah ill keep u posted i think uve really come through this time
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:49 pm

i have a serious issue now. I can seem to be beable to boot from anything aprt from my main hard drive. I cant boot from us or dvd drive.
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby shreader » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:30 pm

How do you boot from normally from the USB, DVD drive?
My I hold down the F8, F9 or F12 (for laptop) key @ the "Post" & choose the drive to boot from.

Are you getting a drive boot menu to select drive or do you have it setup in the BIOS?
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:51 pm

i tried selecting the boot order on the bios set up screen
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby shreader » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:56 pm

Cant help you w/ your BIOS.
Try holding down the F12 for your Laptop

Works on my Leovo laptops.
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:33 pm

ok thats sorted thank u

Now tried windows 7 and has been saying windows starting for last 10 minutes

funny that
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:06 pm

my hard drive and dvd drive are set as ahci boot mode in bios setup?

should they be set as ide to work in the way i need them too?
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby shreader » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:34 pm

Yes
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