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Windows 7: How to Remove Win8 bootloader for system MBR Partition

22 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
How to Remove Win8 bootloader for system MBR Partition

I was using windows 8 and now switched back to windows 7 because of incompatibility with my CAD softwares.
Yesterday my system failed to boot due to some trojan virus that MSE figured it but failed to remove. And my system failed to boot after the bios screen. It said winload.exe not found.
I have encountered such problem before so I just inserted Windows 7 DVD and choose to "Repair the computer". But to my surprise it said failed to write boot information to disk.
Then i removed Win7 DVD and booted. Windows 8 bootloader appeared and it said "failed to boot. Insert Windows installation disk and reboot".( Windows 7 had been booting through windows 8 bootloader for a longtime.)

I can handle this problem and make windows 7 work again. Since i came to know that win8 loader is still on the master boot partition, i want to remove it and bring windows7 loader back to the boot partition and use it to boot windows 7.

Please help me. Hope you understood my problem.

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22 Apr 2013   #2

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