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Windows 7 - Windows 8 dual boot problem - 'W8 preinstalled

Q: Windows 7 - Windows 8 dual boot problem - 'W8 preinstalled

I am using Samsung np550 laptop which came with Windows 8 preinstalled. I want to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8. So this is what I did:

In bios - disabled Fast bootThen I disabled 'Secure boot'Selected boot mode as 'CSM'

Now I inserted Windows 7 DVD and it booted with it. The problem is when I'm trying to select a partition, it says that "Windows 7 cannot be installed in this partition. The selected partition is of GPT style".

Please help me solve this problem, so that I can use both W8 and W7.

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A: Windows 7 - Windows 8 dual boot problem - 'W8 preinstalled

You need to boot the DVD in UEFI mode. It should be listed in the Boot Device Menu as such along with a non-UEFI version...

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/30967-windows-7-windows-8-dual-boot-problem-w8-preinstalled.html
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A:Dual boot windows 7 and 8, 8 preinstalled help

Hi zman, Welcome to 8F.

Follow this tutorial Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

Hope this helps.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/38568-dual-boot-windows-7-8-8-preinstalled-help.html
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A:Dual boot preinstalled Windows 8 and Win 7 32bit

Hi
 
As far as i know, what you are trying to do is not possible. Yes, Windows 8 won't boot if Secureboot is disabled and Windows 7 won't boot if it is enabled ! . Most probably Toshiba is not going to give you a clean install media, they might give you a recovery media set which restores the factory condition. 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/507311/dual-boot-preinstalled-windows-8-and-win-7-32bit/
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I recently made a dual boot system to add Xp however I no longer need Windows XP.

Please can you let me know how to safely remove the XP partition?

A:PreInstalled Windows 7 - Remove a new XP Partition From Dual Boot

Hello pittering, welcome to Seven Forums!



The best, easiest way to remove XP and all of its code (a format will not do this) is to do a partition-specific wipe (secure erase) to the XP I: drive using the free Partition Wizard Home version; install the Partition Wizard program to Windows 7 to run the wipe from there, there's no need to boot to PW; the first link is the program download and the second is a tutorial to show an outline of the wipe process at Option Three; just be sure to do the correct partition.


Partition Wizard Home Edition

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD



Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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A:Dual booting win 8 (preinstalled) with Windows 7 Ultimate

There are no drivers for that laptop for windows 7

Software & Driver Downloads HP ENVY m6-1158ca Notebook PC | HP? Support

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EasyBCD does support W8.

I'm aware that you can run W7 in virtual mode under W8, but I don't want to take any chances with W8.

A:Dual boot W7 with W8 preinstalled

Running Windows 7 under a virtual machine is by far the safest. Otherwise you would need to shrink your current Windows 8 partition to leave space for Windows 7. There is always an element of risk in this so you should have a full backup of of your current installation so you could restore it if anything goes wrong. The shrink operation would likely require third party software.

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A:Dual boot using preinstalled Vista OEM HD

Hi MarkieCad,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

If you can borrow a friends Express or Retail Vista installation DVD, you can use it to install it, using your product key number to make it easier to dual boot.

Shawn

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A:Planning on doing a Dual Boot with XP...(VISTA Preinstalled)

Btw My laptop came with two HD...250GB each.

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A:Vista Preinstalled and XP Home dual boot HELP

Hi Andres,
I will try to assist you.

First make sure you have or have made the Vista Recovery DVD
HP should have given you this option.

Second, backup all data you wish to keep for safe keeping

Third, Please run Everest (in Vista) under my signature and attach the FULL report (ALL Pages) to the thread.
Copy and paste the report in notepad and use the Go Advanced option to attach the report to the thread.
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http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...-installation/

nLite

Sata Driver

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A:preinstalled wind.7 want install parallel xp in dual boot WITH USB????

It is easier to run XP from within Win7 as a virtual drive, using freeware like Virtual Box, VMWare or if you have Pro or Ultimate it comes with free XP Mode.

If not then follow Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP.

Let us know how it goes because sometimes once XP steals the boot it requires Marking 7 Partition Active
to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to start Win7 again, then installing EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required) to add XP to a Dual Boot.

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Did Windows 7 finish installing?

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A:Can't Boot PreInstalled OEM Windows 8 From External Hard

Yes that is correct you can not boot a windows install from an USB external hard drive. There is a mobile solution installation you'll have to goggle that or look through the Tutorials

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A:Pure chaos with my Windows 7, 64-bit (preinstalled with 32 &64 bit) boot

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present. First of all a computer cannot come pre-installed with both Operating systems. You would have to buy 2 Licenses from compaq / hp for that to happen

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A:Weird Windows 7/Windows 8 Dual Boot problem

Do you have two System Reserved Partitions?

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A:Windows 10 and windows XP dual boot problem

What are you wanting to use Windows XP for? It might be easier to make an image of it and run it as a virtual machine inside Windows 10. I've only dual booted back to Windows 7 myself.

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A:Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot Problem

the Win7 disk hardware failed.



Unplug the Windows 7 HDD, 7 see if the Windows 8 HDD will boot.

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Your biggest problem is play with Linux disks.

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Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP
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neosmart.net/EasyBCD/

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Startup Repair

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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q289022
 

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Hello inthebagbud, welcome to Seven Forums!



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Originally Posted by kiatisak


Hi all,
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A:Problem installing a dual boot of windows 7 and xp

  
Quote: Originally Posted by zachary1g


Hello and thanks for your time,

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Normally one puts XP on first and then win 7 so it can make the dual boot menu.

Are you Booting from the XP dvd or dbl clicking from within Win 7?

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Make sure XP drive is assigned a letter in Win7 Disk Management to see it in explorer.

If you still want to configure a Dual Boot menu then please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management map, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attaching file using paper clip in reply box.

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Hmm.. not sure why you should be having such problems.. but some info and a few thoughts

1) If only for good background, this should help explain the differences between the XP vs. the newer Vista/Win 7 boot loaders
2) Also see here about dual boot instruction

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It would be better to install the OS's to separate HD"s booted by the BIOS, unplugging the other HD when installing.

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How did you install Ubuntu?

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1. On start up press F2 OR DEL to enter BIOS.
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Errors that early in the process really seem to point to a bad burn of the iso image. Try burning it again at no more than 4x and let us know.

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Quote: Originally Posted by jickis31


Hello there!

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regards,

jickis31



Its no problem. that is the way it is supposed to be. Is it causing you any problems?

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Please state it clearly, precisely, I mean.

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bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"

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bcdedit /copy {current} /d "Windows Vista"
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Code:

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Recently I started a topic here: ?BUG? - winload~1.exe and dual boot with Win7 - Microsoft Answers

It seems that the Win8 setup routine sets up a new copy of winload.exe that doesn't agree with with Win7.
The suggested fix is to edit the BCD to load winload~1.exe rather than winload.exe. An alternate method is to rename winload.exe to winload.BAD and then to rename winload~1.exe to winload.exe (there may be issues with this method as winload.exe is a protected system file).

I report this based on the problems that others have had. I have not seen this, nor have I tried the fixes mentioned.
Good luck!

Sorry, but I didn't notice that you'd formatted the hard drive.
In this case the files that are giving you troubles aren't affected by a format.
You'll need:
- a bootable copy of DBAN or KillDisk (both free with a google search)
- your Toshiba Recovery Disks (if you haven't made them already, you'll have to order them from Toshiba)

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The process is actually quite simple -- with the complicated bit at the end...

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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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The best way to Dual Boot OS's on separate HD's is to set the preferred OS HD as Primary HD and first HD to boot in BIOS setup, then when needed trigger the other using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key.

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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".

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

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Hi garrettchatt and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

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

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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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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


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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us
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Hi,

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

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Greetings I have installed Ubuntu Ubuntu animation Windows dual-boot, 7 7 Windows problems logo LTS -bit alongside Windows Professional -bit OS in dual-boot configuration with GRUB beta Both OSs are up to date however occasionally I do not get the animated Windows logo in the Windows boot-up and a distorted screen is displayed instead until I am presented with the Ubuntu Windows 7 dual-boot, Windows 7 logo animation problems login screen This Ubuntu Windows 7 dual-boot, Windows 7 logo animation problems issue was non-existent before my Ubuntu installation and I am not able to fix it I should also note that the Windows boots up but this artefact is really annoying I already posted this on askubuntu com but received no reply for screen-shots you may wish to check it After Ubuntu installation Windows experiences boot-up issues - Ask Ubuntu So far I have tried a command on the Windows console but it did not resolve the issue By the way I experience this problem occasionally and in these cases mostly the laptop is running on battery power My laptop brand and model is Dell Latitude E respectively Any help and or suggestion is greatly appreciated

A:Ubuntu Windows 7 dual-boot, Windows 7 logo animation problems

The link below might be a good starting point,

linux - Problem setting command-line console resolution. vbeinfo in grub2 does not report all resolutions - Super User

Good luck

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