URGENT Windows 8 help required

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  1. gifi4
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    Hey guys, just got Windows 8 consumer version and I installed it onto a seperate partition on my SSD, now I can't get back to Windows 7, freaking out here, I don't get the graphical interface that others see and system properties startup and recovery is telling me only windows 8... Please help guys, I don't have current access to my Windows 7 disk, what can I do?
     
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    It's as simple as using a Windows 7 repair disc to go into command prompt to type:
    bootrec.exe /fixboot
    bootrec.exe /fixmbr
    But that will get rid of windows 8 on your boot list.
    For me it dual booted perfectly fine, but I'm using a HDD.
    If you want to keep both of them use a program such as EasyBCD to add Windows 7 to the boot list.
     
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    Will a torrented repair disc work? Currently getting one now (Never made one *Facepalm*) from a torrent site. Hoping it will work, will burn with something afterwards.
     
  4. Wiip™

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    Download and Install EasyBCD*->Edit Boot Menu->Set your default to Windows 7 and select 'Wait for user selection'->Save settings->Restart.


    *You don't have to fill in your name and email.
     
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    Cash? Lol, I would if I had the ability, ofcourse I can always use google to find a working crack for it...
     
  6. Wiip™

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    Scroll down lol. Or click on CNET or something.
     
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    Clean install of win7.

    Just delete the all the partitions and select the unallocated space.
    It will create a new 100MB sysreserve partition and the remaining space for the OS + data

    Scrap that, I've read it completely wrong.
     
  9. gifi4
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    xD
    Blind, probably cause I'm annoyed that it didn't dual boot properly, perhaps because it's on an SSD...
     
  10. Wiip™

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    Okay, I hope it works for you. ;)
     
  11. gifi4
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    Windows 7 is not in the boot menu, just Windows 8 consumer preview... Files for Windows 7 are still there though...
     
  12. Wiip™

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    Did you use the setup.exe to install all the files on a USB/Burn on a CD/DVD?
     
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    For Windows 7? As far as I know, yeah...

    Edit: Will the Windows 7 recovery disc work for this?
     
  14. Wiip™

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    If you still have all the files, you should do a clean win7 install.
     
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    I don't have the Windows 7 installation disc atm...
     
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    Try adding a new bootloader entry,

    EasyBCD->Add New Entry->Select the correct drive and name->Add entry.

    After that,
    Edit Boot Menu->Set your default to Windows 7 and select 'Wait for user selection'->Save settings->Restart.

    If this doesn't work, you probably messed up the installing process.
     
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    Thank you all. Back on Windows 7... Wiip, your suggestion to add the entry was what worked, but I did it twice, the first time, apparently it didn't save the settings and booted to Windows 8, the second time, it gave me the option of Windows 8/7. Thanks again!
     
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    You're Welcome.