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Q: Dual boot Windows 7 & Windows 8 on Asus Sonic Master S550CM

I Windows Dual Asus on boot S550CM Windows Sonic 8 7 & Master have a brand new no data Asus Sonic Master S CM laptop with a TB Dual boot Windows 7 & Windows 8 on Asus Sonic Master S550CM hd and GB Ram It came preinstalled with Windows The laptop is going to be used by a senior and Windows is just too complicated for her Originally I was planning on getting rid of Windows and installing Windows but I'm starting to think a dual boot might be the better idea I've spent several hours looking for info on drivers and whether it's feasible to dual boot but I'm not getting very satisfactory information Asus com doesn't seem to offer any information either So I'm posting my first thread to a forum - ever Dual boot Windows 7 & Windows 8 on Asus Sonic Master S550CM - if I've posted this in the wrong area my apologies The hd has two partitions OS C GB and Data D GB I'm thinking that I should shrink C to GB and rename it E and install Windows on E leaving Data D to be accessed from both Windows and Windows I have just enough tech skill to get myself in trouble on these complicated projects I have dual booted computers before Windows Windows Windows XP but not a laptop My questions are Has anyone successfully done this Are there other quot things quot I should do ie I read that I should turn off fast start-up I also read I should disable secure boot in the bios but the bios won't let me select secure boot to disable it Which Windows should I install the current O S is Windows -bit Will the touch screen still function in Windows Can I make Windows the quot default quot boot so she won't have to actually select it When If the time comes will I be able to easily take Windows off What am I missing or not thinking of Other suggestions Thanks for your help

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A: Dual boot Windows 7 & Windows 8 on Asus Sonic Master S550CM

1) Downgrade to Windows 7.
Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
Warning you must have the UEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.

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Specs:

ASUS S550C Series
CPU:Intel Core- I5- 3317U, 1.7 GHz
ODD: DVD Sup. MTI
Memory: 4 GB
HDD: 500 GB

A:Where to download drivers and utility for windows 7 Asus s550cm

You will have to take a look at the device manager and get the drivers off the manufacture . Asus doesn't have drivers for the laptop on windows 7

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So how do I dual-boot my Asus Eee PC 1015p Seashell series with xp and 7 ? I already have 7 installed on my netbook I just need a instruction on how to install xp via usb cause my netbook doesnt have a cd-rom.

PS: I tried using a program called "rufus" alot of people say it works but when I tried using it to put my xp installer to usb to make it bootable etc. it did"nt work , I connect the usb before oning my netbook and it just does its normal routine and did"nt load the setup . I also have alread made usb the firs thing to load on BIOS.

So help anyone ?

A:How do I dual-boot XP over Windows 7 on Asus 1015P.

XP is so old it is now a struggle to install it on modern hardware. So it's best to consider now virtualizing it from within Win7 using freeware like XP Mode, Virtual Box, VMWare or Virtual Player.

You'll need to make the stick bootable. If Rufus won't work then try this manual method: How to install Windows XP on a Netbook using a USB flash drive - TechSpot Forums

Shrink C to make space to install XP, but create the partition and full NTFS format during XP install.

If you have four Primary partitions then you'll need special help to convert one to Logical and make the new XP partition Logical and adjacent. Only the System partition cannot be made Logical, but I would not want a bootable Recovery or OEM partition Logical either, so best to post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
so we can advise you better.

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A:Windows 10 is overriding Asus BIOS dual boot order settings

Well, first step would be to make sure Win 10's fast boot's disabled. How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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A:ASUS K75DE Windows 8 & 7 dual boot, unexpected BIOS prob

You might have to call Asus on that, I use Asus MBs and that's never happened to me. You should have been prompted to enter your password upon entering the BIOS. There should be a way to enter the password you set.

Can you re-install your current BIOS? That might reset it.

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A:Want to replace Master Boot Record on dual boot system & delete Linux drive

Yeah, if you toast linux then it won't boot up. I had that problem when I used Fedora and got rid of it. Boot from your XP disk and go to the repair console. You can use commands in there to make a new mbr. I can remember the exact command. I think you can type help and that will give you a list of available commands. I think it is "fixboot" or "fixmbr" but I can't remember the exact command.
 

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A:Windows 7 System Recovery boot CD cannot fix Master Boot Record if it's damaged

the recovery disk can fix the MBR...
 
here's how

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A:Dual Boot XP from slaved IDE with Vista Master SATA

You are in a tricky posistion.
1. Your IDE hdd has the drivers from a different computer and at best wont work very well on the different one so getting it to boot could cause serious problems.
2. Now if you have the install disks from the other progs. you would still be able to access the data files for them on the other drive. This would be the best option.
3. If you are willing to take door number three there is a way to make Vista recognize the other op system but you should try this first to avoid any failures but it depends on your computer saavy and some luck.

The old HDD was it from a computer that was preinstalled or do you have a XP disk?
If you have a XP disk you may get a repair install to make it work.
To do that I would take out the Vista drive and make the IDE primary.
It may even boot.
Then install the drivers and then we can reintroduce the Vista drive to the system.

If it was preinstalled and you have the disk then things are more difficult and probably wont work due to the fact that it wont see the computer that it needs to ensure completion. You can try but...
Just make sure that the Vista HDD cant be accessed while trying this.

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A:Dual Booting Ubuntu Bad Master Boot Record (MBR)

Obviously you'd need to start Win7 to be able to add EasyBCD which can configure a Windows Dual Boot with Linux distros.

The problem is that GRUB can corrupt Win7 beyond Repair when on the same HD, so using a separate HD is always a better option if you can do so. In that case, unplug the extant OS HD to install the new OS, then boot your choice via the BIOS Boot order or one-time BIOS Boot menu.

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Here is the best way to dual boot Linux if it must be on the same HD: Dual boot Ubuntu-Win7

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A:Can't re-establish Master Boot Record on my Windows 10 Boot drive

It's pretty quiet here. It seems no one has read my plea for help. I guess I just have to wait for my bottle to wash-up on some distant shore.

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A:Windows 7 boot issue with master boot record

Try this:
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
or
As your HD set up is about the same, have look at my post here:
Follow this base tutorial:
Help me get windows 7 to boot (again)

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Hola

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A:Restoring windows master boot record

Welcome to EightForums.

Try doing a Automatic Repair.

How to do a Automatic Repair:
Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times - Windows 7 Help Forums

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If this is the case, my problem is I don't have a Windows disk I can boot from. The one I have isn't bootable anymore (don't know why. Used to be, but now isn't...)

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A:Master Boot Record? And fixmbr without Windows CD

Download this XP Recovery Console ISO Burn it to CD and boot from it and you'll have the recovery console.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/master-boot-record-and-fixmbr-without-windows-cd.808609/
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A:Windows XP Master Boot Record Virus

I have asked someone to look at this and i've moved you to the Am Infected forum.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/382751/windows-xp-master-boot-record-virus/
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Read this: Fixed Windows - But Now Grub is Gone?

Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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Originally Posted by Carsomyr


I installed the 10 tech preview along side my win 7 ultimate, I reinstalled, the Windows 7 side of the HDD because after however many years the OS had a LOT of clutter, and even though windows update was a nightmare I finally got all the updates installed and only the necessary drivers/software installed for the upgrade. However reinstalling 7 ruined my dual boot, I can no longer boot into the 10 tech preview... I was on build 10166, and I only have an ISO of 10162 which fails on startup repair... need suggestions on how to fix the bootloader to see both OS!



This is a good MSDN topic:
Adding Boot Entries (Windows Drivers)

Read it and ask any questions, lots of members know this stuff and can help guide you if you need it.

Make sure you're reading the information on BCDedit - that's the tool for Win7 and higher.

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I'm having similar issues with Vista and W8. I put W8 on an empty and freshly created partition.
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if you have a windows 8 disk, you can try a startup repair.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f320/borked-my-windows-linux-dual-boot-windows-wont-boot-anymore-701798.html
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I don't know how marking Win7 Active to repair it so it would start would convert the Server partition to Logical. I've never heard of such a thing.

To add the missing OS, install EasyBCD to add it on the Add New Entry tab.

EasyBCD (free Download at bottom of page - no name or email required)

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Take a windows 7 installation DVD/USB thumbdrive, boot from it, select "I want to repair my computer" and then do a "startup repair".

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/294576-windows-7-crashes-boot-manager-after-deleting-windows-8-dual-boot.html
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Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/234159-windows-genuine-activation-issue-posting-instructions.html

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.

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https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/howtotell/Hardware.aspx#PCPurchase

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Hi garrettchatt and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Are you trying to ask something? There's nothing there.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/142453-windows-7-linux-fedora-dual-boot-dual-drives.html
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Did Windows 7 finish installing?

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Hello akishore, welcome to Eight Forums!


To most people you have the desired boot set-up, a BIOS managed dual-boot but if you want a Windows managed dual-boot the easiest way to achieve that is to use the Windows 7 installation DVD to do 3 separate startup repairs, have a look at the tutorial at the link below for the procedure and be sure to post back with updates.


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Since you are planning to upgrade to Windows 7......that would eliminate any malware on the hdd during formatting and installing 7.
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A:Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1


If startup repair does not get W7 booting again, there are some commands you can do from the W7 recovery environment to get the job done, (boot from the W7 cd, select repair my computer, then command prompt)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us
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A:Solved: Windows 7 network issue after setting up dual boot with windows 8

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Hi,

Please see whether the steps outline in this tutorial will be of help:

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/334748-windows-7-dual-boot-dual-disks.html
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Bill
 

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/196736-how-do-i-dual-boot-windows-8-safely-existing-windows-7-install.html
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Sorry for my english.

Thanks in advance.

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http://www.eightforums.com/gaming/14455-dual-multi-boot-games-form-windows-7-windows-8-a.html
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Hmmm...

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-vista-windows-2003-server-dual-boot.791795/
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A:Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-dual-boot-no-boot-options-menu-on-cold-boot.897053/
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Do I need to disable fast start up when dual booting windows 8 and windows 7 ?



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I have also tried enabling skipping digital signatures however the UEFI Bios has secure boot on and would not allow me to execute the necessary commands: TESTSIGNING ON and NOINTEGRITYCHECKS ON. Should I disable secure boot and try these settings or is there some other way to get around this issue?

A:Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Dual boot, error 0xC0000428.

Did you ever solve this issue? Same problem

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hello? anyone?

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But since Windows 7 was the original operating system, I had some concern about losing the Master Boot Record(bootloader configuration data) that Windows 7 had established on the drive.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/210983-dual-boot-delete-os.html

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A:Dual boot: Remove original windows 7 OS and keep windows 8

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-boot-remove-original-windows-7-os-and-keep-windows-8.1126931/
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Also I am trying to get this done tonight so my replies will be almost as right away after you reply unless I'm following your instructions on doing something.

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Hello Vincent,

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Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

Hope this helps,
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tell about the xp disk. is it from another computer, oem or retail.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/installing-windows-xp-as-a-dual-boot-on-windows-7-laptop-539331.html