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windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:52 am

really u sure?

so is it almost impossible to get a boot order sequence with AHCI MODE?

Wil everything still work as normal if i turn it into ide mode?
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby shreader » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:34 am

That is what is recommended if one wants to dual boot & is having some problems.
Try it, its easy to change back.

Mine is set that way.
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:02 am

i just read that for ultimate compatibility intel recommends Raid mode.

I tried raid mode all I still have is an option of booting only from the harddrive.

Occasionaly i get booting options for the devices but only pops up occasionaly

I really dont understand why am struggling to get an option of more than one device to boot from.

hard disk drive is the only option i seem to be getting
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby shreader » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:09 am

I don't use Raid, prefer not to cause unnecessary problems or make my life more complicated.
It's your choice though.
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby yeshuas » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:15 am

just my two sense worth here, you need two identical harddrives for a raid setup
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:11 am

thanks
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:21 am

i cant even boot off a flash drive
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby shreader » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:28 am

Did you ever sort out the boot menu?

If you are still only showing 1 of the OSs that you successfully installed?

You might try a Startup repair.
Take your Windows 7 DVD put it in the DVD drive & restart your PC, boot to the DVD drive & do a startup repair, you may have to run this twice.
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:17 am

thats what im saying

my computer does not boot to cd drive or flash drive

just boots to hard drive

ide mode caused the system to crash
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby shreader » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:09 pm

You have 2 choices then.

Set the BIOS back & try again
or
Leave it as is.

*Note: mine works fine in IDE mode.
I wonder if (your) changing the to RAID mode goofed-up anything.
Contact your Laptop manufacturer to see why the DVD & USB dont show-up in the hardware menu.
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