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Windows 7: How to Install Windows 7 Over Windows 8 | Dual Boot

25 Aug 2012   #31
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

okay fine, just tried it, currently doing some work , will post back the result tonight.


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25 Aug 2012   #32
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

And I do agree with SWI2's comments about the GUI. I would not use it either, but what makes you happy is most important.
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25 Aug 2012   #33
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

heheheh , yup actually we've been forced to use Metro as Start Menu so why not Boot GUI, anyway I didn't notice anything bad in windows 8 so far as people were saying it will DOA
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25 Aug 2012   #34
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I'm not real happy with it but if you can't whip 'em join 'em eh!
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26 Aug 2012   #35
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks saltgrass your command works, but that GUI bootloader appears after win8's boot screen, is it normal ?
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26 Aug 2012   #36
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yes, it is booting into Windows 8 before it shows the boot menu. That was what SIW2 was referring to. To get into Win 7 from that boot menu, the system has to reboot, where is does not from a Text boot menu.

But we know now, if you want to get rid of the GUI, for some reason, and still have Win 8 as the default OS, you can remove the bootmenupolicy entry in the BCD Store and you will then see the Text boot menu.

Let us know how it goes with Win 8 ......
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26 Aug 2012   #37
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I've also used this to set the default boot-loader.


bcdedit /default {your identifier}
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26 Aug 2012   #38
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post

But we know now, if you want to get rid of the GUI, for some reason, and still have Win 8 as the default OS, you can remove the bootmenupolicy entry in the BCD Store and you will then see the Text boot menu.

Let us know how it goes with Win 8 ......
well I think I will stick with the text boot loader, can you plz tell me how can I get that back , I didn't backup it earlier , my mistake.
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26 Aug 2012   #39
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I've also used this to set the default boot-loader.
bcdedit /default {your identifier}

Run this command from an elevated command window using the Windows 7 identifier to set Windows 7 as default, this tutorial is very helpful for reference.
BCDEDIT - How to Use


Use these commands to create a backup of the bcd file.
warning   Warning

IMPORTANT: make a backup of your bcd file first. To do that, type:

bcdedit /export C:\SAVEDBCD

This will create a file c:\savebcd which is your boot entry backup.
If you mess up, you can always undo changes by:

bcdedit /import c:\savedbcd

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26 Aug 2012   #40
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You can do the opposite of the two things they suggested for getting the GUI to work.

Set Windows 7 as the default loader, or remove the bootmenupolicy from the BCD Store. Which means neither the Windows 7 or Windows 8 Bootloader will have the entry.
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