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Dual boot Win7 & Win 8.1

Postby stewcam » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:24 pm

I have installed Win 7 & Win 8.1. Dual booting is fine with the Windows Boot Manager, which was set up during Win 8.1 installation on the Win 7 partition. I have reactivated BIBM but can only get Win 8.1 to boot via the Windows Boot Manager. I have tried disabling the Windows Boot Manager (zero timeout) but this just causes the default entry (Win 7) to boot from the Win 8 entry. I could move the Windows Boot Manager to the Win 8.1 partition but presumably then Win 7 will show the same problem. How do I enable booting from BIBM to either OS without seeing the Windows Boot Manager?
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Re: Dual boot Win7 & Win 8.1

Postby Brian K » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:41 pm

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Re: Dual boot Win7 & Win 8.1

Postby stewcam » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:01 pm

Thanks, will give it a go and report back.
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Re: Dual boot Win7 & Win 8.1

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:17 am

On Sat, 26 Oct 2013 19:01:00 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
stewcam disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Thanks, will give it a go and report back.

Just get back to us if you want to avoid this in the future.
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Re: Dual boot Win7 & Win 8.1

Postby stewcam » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:04 am

My day job kept me from following the suggestion of Brian K in a more timely fashion. However, after printing the two relevant knowledge base articles and completing the 36 steps therein I am pleased to report that Win 7 and Win 8.1 are now dual booting independently.
PS. In addition to the link noted by Brian K, the solution also calls for a visit to:
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=492
P.PS. Greetings fly out to DrT, who may wish to reflect on the fact that much stress is self imposed. ;)
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Re: Dual boot Win7 & Win 8.1

Postby DrTeeth » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:20 pm

On Tue, 29 Oct 2013 05:04:41 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
stewcam disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Greetings fly out to DrT, who may wish to reflect on the fact that much stress is self imposed.

That is why I offered to help, so would won't self-stress again. Never
mind...it's the thought that counts.
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