Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Need to revert back to a normal Windows 7 boot

15 Jun 2014   #1
Marshall Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Need to revert back to a normal Windows 7 boot

I have had Windows 7 installed on an SSD for a long time. I am used to a fast boot up. I installed Windows 8.1 as a dual boot on a partition of my HDD. I thought I would on occasion get familiar with Windows 8, After the installation I noticed and expected a longer boot time because the new OS is on the mechanical drive. The screen is black with increasing dots going across the top as if loading information. Then the screen goes through a few black to a lite-black, back and forth changes and then finally to the screen that you choose the OS you wish to boot screen. I use Windows 7 95% of the time and really haven't put forth the effort yet (as planned) to become familiar with Win 8. I have become quite annoyed with the long boot process. I plan to reinstall Win 8 in VMware so I can return to the boot time being SSD quick. I deleted Windows 8 using msconfig. Now when my PC starts it goes straight to Windows 7 desktop however the long loading still occurs increasing dots across the screen Name:  20140614_233152.jpg
Views: 12
Size:  80.8 KB. I suppose you can see by now what my question will be. How do I get my PC to boot they way it used to. Thank you for your replies.

Marshall




My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
15 Jun 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I notice you have a Gigabyte board.

Does this sequence of dots last just about 20 seconds?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jun 2014   #3
Marshall Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yes 20 to 30 seconds
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Jun 2014   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Check your BIOS and be sure that the hard drive is set to be the first boot device.

My Gigabyte board was set to boot from the DVD first, hard drive second.

If the DVD drive was empty, it would still search for a disk in the DVD drive for 20 seconds or so.

Solution was to change the setting in the BIOS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jun 2014   #5
Marshall Moore

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That fixed it! WooHoo!, Thank you very much. I downloaded Windows 8 from MS and installed it via usb drive. At that time I had to change boot priority to usb. I had never changed it back. Working great now!

Thanks again,
Marshall
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Need to revert back to a normal Windows 7 boot




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 8 anyway good and can I revert back?
Would you guys who have got Windows 8 recommend it? I can upgrade for 25. I currently have Win 7 Ultimate. If I did not like Windows 8 could could I re-install Windows 7 Ultimate (I have the full retail disc)? I usually do programming and play computer games that's it. The games are my worry...
General Discussion
If it is possible to revert windows 7 back to the first time setup
i was wondering if it is possible to revert windows 7 back to the first time setup i know this was possible on xp (without loosing installed programs) can this be done on windows 7
General Discussion
Revert back to Windows 7 Professional
I have Win 7 Home Premium installed and I want to upgrade to Professional. Can I revert back to Home Premium?
General Discussion
How do I revert back to sigle boot from dual boot
New computer with windows 7 preloaded: Setting up my new computer was a breeze, but when I tried to log onto windows, my password would not work. Having had this problem on an XP computer, and since I had nothing to lose, I rebooted from the disc included with my package. I don't know what wrong...
Installation & Setup
How to revert Win7 Gadgets back to normal?!
So I wanted to reinstate windows 7 with the sidebar from Vista, which worked but then the flyouts of the gadgets wouldn't work, and no one has any idea how to fix it. Plus, I've already tried uninstalling/reinstalling and nothing will make the vista sidebar work properly on windows 7... so i...
Gadgets
Revert back to win 7 Boot up
Iv installed win 7 on one drive,XP on another. During boot up,i have the option to boot C:windows 7(Primary),or older OS,IE D:WinXP. I would like to format the XP drive,& do away with the options in boot. Any help please.Thanks
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:51.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App