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Windows 7: Dual Booting Windows 7 and 8.1 Test Release -Problem

11 Sep 2013   #1
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 
Dual Booting Windows 7 and 8.1 Test Release -Problem

So, I have tried out the Windows 8.1 Test Release.

I have a 1TB Hard Drive, which I made a 20GB partition for the Windows 8.1.

Installed, and it boots up to Windows 8.1-only. It doesn't give me an option to select to boot over to my Windows 7 Partition.

Now, I know that the Windows 7 data is still there, as Windows 8.1 under "This PC" says the Hard drive is listed as 20GB.

I do not think the Windows 7 data is missing or corrupted, its just not allowing me to boot over to that partition.

So, I need to know how to fix my system so I can boot to both Operating Systems. Hence the term Dual Boot


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12 Sep 2013   #2
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

nobody?
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12 Sep 2013   #3
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

I forgot to mention that I have Encrypted the entire Hard Drive. What I think is happening is that the System cannot detect my Windows 7 partition due to it being encrypted. I used the software Truecrypt

The system does not even allow me to enter the TrueCrypt password. it just boots right it into the Windows 8.1 Partition.
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13 Sep 2013   #4
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

well for those who are just reading, I decided to go with a wipe of the hard drive, and a clean reinstall of Windows 7.

I did find that I have to select within Truecrypt the option for Dual booting. I will be sure to select this after install. I will then try to partition and install Windows 8.1 again.
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13 Sep 2013   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

You need to encrypt both system partitions again - Windows 8 is currently installed outside of the encrypted partition.

http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/system-encryption
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