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Installed win 8, but no new boot menu or option for Windows 8

Q: Installed win 8, but no new boot menu or option for Windows 8

i have installed win 8 but i do not see the new boot menu or the option to boot with 8 at all. my disk look like this:

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A: Installed win 8, but no new boot menu or option for Windows 8

Try this:
1) Remove Drive letter from System8 partition:
Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

2) Mark System8 partition Inactive:
Partition - Mark as Active - Windows 7 Forums

3) Run Startup Repair:
Refresh Windows 8
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A:[SOLVED] windows 7 installed, can't remove win 8 boot option

nvm didn't realize it was in the boot tab of smconfig lol. learn something new everyday.
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A:advanced boot option menu missing option

if your just trying to do a "factory reset" try powering on then press the ctrl key and the f11 key at the same time (at the dell logo), should get you a pc restore screen, follow the instructions...good luckps, if you have a manual, the key configuration may be different...
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A:No CD/DVD/USB Option(s) In The Boot Menu

Nice work!

So you've now done a Clean Install Windows 7
in Legacy mode?

How is performance?

Tips to get and keep a perfect install are the same as for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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thanks very much for this thread
i have a question about windows xp
i have one OS in my system=XP
but like the picture that you insertedbelow)
i see 2 option in boot menu but two of them are windows XP!!!.while as i said i only have 1 Os and if i select each of the two options all of them will start the windows there a way solve this problem?

A:i see 2 option in boot menu

i have another question.
if we use this thread and create duall boot installation of windows 7 and Xp.
how can we return? for example delete the Xp or 7 to have only one OS
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hi guys,

i dont have the option with my xp to boot and run a repair "r"
i know this has to do with oem,volume license disks etc...

i was wondering if there was another way i could run a repair...

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A:Cannot Choose an Option from the USB Boot Options Menu

Is Num-lock on the keyboard on?
Let's try another tool:
 Download USB-installer:
Download AVG-Rescue:
 Open USB-installer:
Get an USB-stick we can use for this operation.
Step 1: Select a Linux Distribution, choose AVG Rescue CD
Step 2: Select the AVG ISO, we downloaded it before.
Step 3: Select your path to USB-device <== Important, choose the correct drive letter
Press on create.
Note: In this example Mythbuntu is used, use AVG instead. 

​  AVG Rescue:
Now plugin the USB-device with AVG-rescue on it.
1.  Reboot the computer and start the boot menu (F10 or F12). Then choose for the USB-device
2. At the Boot Menu: Choose AVG Rescue CD (1) and press Enter
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A:Macrium Reflect boot menu option

Hey wreckwriter,

I actually did the same as far as moving away from TrueImage to Reflect, but I am using the free version.

I'm curious to see the responses, as I was wondering the same. I'm also wondering about the purpose of doing that vs. creating a bootable Flash / CD. Is it just a matter of convenience, or does it offer something else that I'm missing?

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A:Advanced Boot option menu missing

sorry what is missing is the repair your computer option that is what I'm looking to repair
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You should always create a new rescue media when you have updated Macrium. In doing so also the WinPE files for Macrium Rescue will be updated (files in %programdata%\Macrium folder). In this case the boot menu entry does not need to be edited when Macrium is updated.

The easiest way to remove all entries, including Macrium, from boot menu is to boot the PC to Macrium Recovery Console and select Fix Windows boot problems:

Accept all prompts:

Boot menu is gone and PC boots now directly to Windows.

You can manually edit the boot menu in an Elevated Command Prompt with command bcdedit. Here some commands to modify boot menu:
list all boot entriesbcdedit /delete {Boot Entry Identifier}
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Sets the name of selected entry in Boot Menu to your chosen one, instead of for instance having two entries named Windows 10, you can name them as Windows 10 Pro on HDD and Windows 10 Home on VHDNew name (description) needs to be in quotes if it contains spacesbcdedit /default {Boot Entry Identifier}
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Checking with plain bcdedit command I can see the name (description) has been changed:

Notice that the identifier is a 128 bit (32 hexa digits) GUID, with two exceptions: the current OS, the one you are using at the moment is always identified as {current}, and the OS set to be default is identified as {default}. If {current} is also {default}, then all other entries except {current} have the 32 digit GUID.

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Does anyone know if these tools can be installed on a computer that is missing them? This is an Asus laptop.


A:Repair your computer option missing from advanced boot menu

Originally Posted by YoVincenzo

On a friend's computer, when I access the advanced boot menu using F8, the repair your computer option is missing. I found this info on a Microsoft page:

Repair your computer
Shows a list of system recovery tools you can use to repair startup problems, run diagnostics, or restore your system. This option is available only if the tools are installed on your computer's hard disk.

Does anyone know if these tools can be installed on a computer that is missing them? This is an Asus laptop.


I don't possess such deep knowledge to answer your question.
Perhaps the following link will be of interest to you :
Lost "Repair My Computer" Option in F8 Boot Advanced Startup Options Menu

Lost "Repair My Computer" Option in F8 Boot Advanced Startup Options Menu - Vista Setup and Install
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A:Search option disappeared in Windows 7(Start Menu)

Hello brat02

Firstly make sure windows search is enabled in windows features if not tick and reboot - Windows Features - Enable or Disable -

Or Windows Search - Turn On or Off

Run this up to 3 times or until the result comes back clear - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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A:Menu Problem - Selected menu option staying on screen

when is the last time you updated your video driver?

This also could be some menu effects gone wrong. Windows has some effects it can do by default, but other programs can add their own.

as an experiment - try the following:
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A:Add search engine option to windows explorer context menu

I can find Raise The Red Lantern in imdb using
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terry5880 said:

Hi all I bought a acer laptop today windows 8 from cash converters store 2nd hand . and when I got it home it hadnt been wiped it was passworded so I took it back they offered to do it but said it would take few days as they busy or said we can give u 30 compensation to go get it wiped I took the 30 as I know how to do it my self BUT when I turn it on there is no boot option does anyone know how to get to boot menu or what key it is to factory reset it.. I got it for 274.99 then 30 off so what a bargainClick to expand...

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A:Windows XP won't boot, only gives option of reformatting/deleting partitions

Hello and welcome to the forum

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Quote: Originally Posted by owl

I have been running Windows 7 Ultimate RC until yesterday. I wanted a seemless and safe install of the new Windows 7 Ultimate that just came out, so I opted to image my old partitions and install Windows 7 on a separate hard drive, then take an image of that and put it onto my existing hard drive.

My current problem: I've lost my ability to boot into Windows XP but I'd like to have it back since there are still some programs that work there but not well enough in XP Mode.

My installation steps:
- Imaged my Win7 RC and WinXP partitions (Acronis)
- Installed Win7 Ultimate on a separate hard drive
- Used the Transfer/Migration tool to move files and settings, installed software - basically got the new install up and running like my RC install
- Imaged the fresh Win7 partition (so now I have three images and working OSs on two separate hard drives)
- Restored fresh Win7 image on top of existing Win7 RC partition
- System does not boot ("BOOTMGR is missing") ==> after a few rounds with the Win7 dvd and the repair option, I can boot into Windows 7
- I don't have Windows XP as a boot option anymore - how can I get it back?

If it matters:
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Any advice?

Thank you for this forum!

hi and welcome to sevenforums

am I right, that you still have the XP and the win 7. each on seperate drives? what do you want your final configuration to be?

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