2 Hard Drives with 2 Different Operating Systems!

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Apr 17, 2011
  1. Centrix
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    Member Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    ok here's the deal, I've downloaded, mounted, and installed Windows 8 Milestone one on my second hard drive in my desktop. I have the main hard drive installed with Windows 7 but every time I boot my desktop it keeps booting Windows 8. I'd like to switch between the two, any ideas on how to do that?
     
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    get easybcd and set the boot options
     
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    go into the BIOS section of your motherboard and change the boot priority of your hard drives.
     
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    You have two options in this case.

    1) Go into your BIOS and set the HDD priority to the one with Win 7. Anytime you'd like to boot into Win 8, spam F8 at your BIOS screen and chances are you'll get a boot screen where you can choose which peripheral you'd like to boot (ie. DVD Drive, USB, HDD). At this point you can choose either HDD to boot either OS and their respective boot loaders will boot them.

    2) Install EasyBCD in order to manage one of the boot loaders and add the other OS to the bootloader.
     

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