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restart after selecting windows 7 in windows devepoler bootloader

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  • hi,my pc restart after selecting windows 7 in win 8 bootloader and then gores to windows 7 without any bootloader...is that normal?

    thanks...

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4:40 PM

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  • Hi-

     

    Another way is to use the windows 7 bootloader. The easiest way is to boot into windows 7, then download easyBCD (http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1) and then in the "BCD Deployment" select Windows Vista/7 MBR, then "Write MBR".

     

    It will preserve windows 8 as an option but give you the old bootloader back.

     

    Regards,

     

    Mark

    • Marked as answer by ms_geo Sunday, September 25, 2011 5:06 PM
    Saturday, September 24, 2011 8:10 PM

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  • Yes, this is by design. You have already chosen to start Win7 from a boot loader so there is no need to see it again. And the new boot loader works this (new, fluid, seemless, whatever) way.
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 4:54 PM
  • my problem is that maybe i like to go to either os each time....pc must restart every time?
    Saturday, September 24, 2011 6:08 PM
  • Yes, you need to restart the PC to start another OS.

    However, you might install some of them in a virtual machine - using products like hyper-v, vmware workstation 8, virtualbox, virtual pc, etc. (some are free, some not; also, only the first two are confirmed to work win Win8 DP, the third one partially and forth not at all). Virtual machine overview could be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_machine

     

    Saturday, September 24, 2011 7:47 PM
  • Hi-

     

    Another way is to use the windows 7 bootloader. The easiest way is to boot into windows 7, then download easyBCD (http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1) and then in the "BCD Deployment" select Windows Vista/7 MBR, then "Write MBR".

     

    It will preserve windows 8 as an option but give you the old bootloader back.

     

    Regards,

     

    Mark

    • Marked as answer by ms_geo Sunday, September 25, 2011 5:06 PM
    Saturday, September 24, 2011 8:10 PM