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Windows 7: Dual boot only shows Windows 7


11 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 and XP
 
 
Dual boot only shows Windows 7

Hi there. Here is my situation. I have been dual-booting with Mandriva for a week or so. The GRUB works fine and gives me a nice bluish screen with the 3 boot options (Windows 7, Mandriva, Mandriva safe). I get into each OS as expected. However, the puzzling thing is, when I go into Startup and Recovery and look at the boot manager, it only shows Windows 7 and the winloader, instead of two entries. Is there any explanation to that? Regards.

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11 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gallicbear View Post
... when I go into Startup and Recovery and look at the boot manager ...
In wich startup and recovery you go?
startup and recovery of Windows 7 loader or
startup and recovery of GRUB loader?

In case you're going into startup and recovery of Windows 7 loader then this as it supposed to be,
because windows won't recognize anything related to linux, or non-NTFS/fat stuff.
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11 Mar 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Startup & Recovery is a Windows-based environement, so it will not read the GRUB bootloader of Linux.

Regards,
Golden
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11 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 and XP
 
 

Thanks for your answers. That kinda answers my question. I see that in right click 'mycomputer'->system properties->advanced->Startup and Recovery.
Didn't realize there was also a way to see that elsewhere.
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11 Mar 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

No worries
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