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

26 Aug 2012   #41
gregrocker

 

Changing my Dual Boot to Win7 as default reverts to the text Dual Boot menu which saves about 10-20 seconds without having to reboot.


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26 Aug 2012   #42
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Evil Nemesis,

Just to verify, but have you already checked everything posted here earlier to make sure you have it set properly to display the new Windows 8 GUI boot screen? Be sure to read all of the blue NOTE box in the quoted tutorial at the link below.

How to Install Windows 7 Over Windows 8 | Dual Boot
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26 Aug 2012   #43
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

sorry it's confusing for me , i'm not that advance in this BCD Store and Bootloader thing, to be honest I didn't have a clue what you just said.
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26 Aug 2012   #44
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If you want Windows 7 as default, boot to Windows 7, from there in bcdedit it should be listed as {current} as identifier put that into the "default" command below, have a look through the tutorial I linked below for other ways to use bcdedit.


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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.
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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   #45
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Brink does not seem to know you got it working with the GUI, now you want to change back to the Text boot menu, but I may be misreading his post.

I am not completely sure where we stand right now, but if you want to remove the bootmenupolicy option in the BCD Store, it is close to the one you ran in your second post. Except you change /set to /deletevalue

Running BCDedit in the Administrative command window gives you a listing. On the bottom of one of the Boot Loader listings will be the bootmenupolicy entry. You need to know the Identification of the loader you want to work on. In your case, it is probably {current} if you are booted into Windows 8

Then type this command to remove the entry and return to a text boot menu where you can select Windows 8 as default boot.

bcdedit /deletevalue {current} bootmenupolicy

Hit enter and you should get the completed successfully message.

See Attachment. I am a little surprised you are having a problem with this, you do call yourself an IT (information technology) Master Hope it works out.


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26 Aug 2012   #46
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
Brink does not seem to know you got it working with the GUI, now you want to change back to the Text boot menu, but I may be misreading his post.
Yep, I was thinking that Evil Nemesis wanted to restore the Windows 8 boot GUI instead of having the older text and black screen version.

If we are mistaken Evil Nemesis, please clarify so that we are all on the same page.
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26 Aug 2012   #47
Evil Nemesis

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

@saltgrass
lolz mate, you made me laugh, actually I'm not very good with windows 8 yet or even windows 7 dos commands etc, I left using DOS since 9x era on top of that I never checked on the bcdedit command ever that's why it was confusing for me but thanks to you for clarifying every time. I used the easyBCD to set win7 as default so now I have the old black screen bootloader..

@Brink
You're right I was asking about restoring the GUI Bootloader but after restoring it didn't like it co'z if you had to run win7 your system needs a restart so then I wanted to revert back to the old version

Thanks everyone, marking this as Solved.
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26 Aug 2012   #48
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Evil. I'm glad you got it sorted, and hopefully we didn't make it to confusing for you.
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