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Windows 7: Bootloader missing after installing Win 8 Consumer Preview

23 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
Bootloader missing after installing Win 8 Consumer Preview

Hi Can anyone suggest a fix? I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit it is installed alone on a Sata Hard Drive.I have just added a Second Sata Hard Drive and Installed Windows 8 32 Bit Customer Preview on it.Unfortunately the Bootloader hasn't installed,so I cant Boot into Win 8.I have checked in msconfig Boot and only the win 7 O/S is there an easy fix for this? Any help appreciated Michael

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23 Mar 2012   #2

Mac OS X 10.9

Reformat the Windows 8 Hard drive and reinstall Windows 8.
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23 Mar 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP


Did you download the Win8 ISO, burn to DVD using Windows Image Burner, then boot the installer to install to the correct HD? If not do that now. It should configure the Dual Boot.

If you want to keep the HD's independent you can unplug Windows 7 during install to Win8 HD, then after install set preferred HD to boot first in BIOS set, boot the other HD using one-time BIOS Boot Menu.
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