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Dual/Multi Boot games form Windows 7 on Windows 8

Q: Dual/Multi Boot games form Windows 7 on Windows 8

Hello,

I have 2 Windowses on my PC and I would like to play games that I have installed on W7 on W8 but there is a problem. Some games dont worked because of d3dx9 dll's and I solved it with installing DirectX , some games missed VC++/.Net. But now there are some games that still dont work. Like League of Legends didn't worked when i run it from W7 partition but when i copied it to W8 partition it worked. I don't want to do this with every game I have. Is there any solution to make them work?

Sorry for my english.

Thanks in advance.

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A: Dual/Multi Boot games form Windows 7 on Windows 8

As a general recommendation you shouldnt try to run most programs that are installed on another Windows OS'es partition. some softwares need certain files, dependencies, Registry entries, etc, and if those are in your other 7 OS, then your 8 install wont be able to find everything, which may bring about errors.

The best thing you can do is either play them on 7 or uninstall them in 7 and then reinstall them in 8.

I also had the same issue when trying to run some other Windows games via WINE in Ubuntu Linux. same basic principle applies.

http://www.eightforums.com/gaming/14455-dual-multi-boot-games-form-windows-7-windows-8-a.html
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The problem is the partition you created needs XP formatting and I am not sure you can format using the XP installer if it is not booted.

I am testing now if XP files can be loaded into a USB stick and booted as Win7 can . Stand by.

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Originally Posted by Carsomyr


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Originally Posted by eldiener


I have 3 hard disks of 2 TB each with plenty of space for partitions. I run a multi-boot manager with a number of Windows OSs including Windows Vista and Windows 7, along with a number of Linux distros.

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YES.

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Instead, the only way to get into Windows 7 is for me to press F12 and choose the other hard drive. I have attached a screenshot of Disk Management. Windows 7 is installed on Disk 0 (C) and Windows 8 is installed on Disk 1 (G).

How can I get the Windows 8 boot manager to show up?

Thanks!

A:Windows 7/Windows 8 Dual Boot - No Boot Manager Loads

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.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/8805-windows-7-windows-8-dual-boot-no-boot-manager-loads.html
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Damn!
 

A:Windows 7 wont boot unless i turn off core multi processing

damn7547 said:


Hi all

I recently installed windows 7 on my qosmio and it wouldnt boot.
It would stay on a blank screen and the fan would go into hyperdrive mode (meaning alot of sound comes from it) and it would freeze.

So I went into the bios and played around and realised that if i switched the core multi processing to disabled windows would load with no problems.

What i want to know is what is the difference if the core multi processing is enabled and disabled and how would i fix it if it is slowing my computer down.

Thanks

Damn!Click to expand...

Could it potentially be overheating?

If the fan is running on max as soon as you turn it on, then probably not but if it starts out fine then eventually the fan comes on it could mean the processor is overheating before it boots. Had a PC's heatsink come loose once, was lucky the die didnt crack.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-wont-boot-unless-i-turn-off-core-multi-processing.883821/
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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
.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-2003-server-installation-in-dual-boot-on-already-installed-windows-7-laptop.878387/
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The link below might be a good starting point,

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-7-network-issue-after-setting-up-dual-boot-with-windows-8.1043641/
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Hi,

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Hmmm...

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A:Solved: Dual boot XP with windows 7 on 2 Harddrives - (Windows 7 already installed)

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http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/12214-windows-8-create-system-image-dual-boot-os-windows-7-a.html
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I'd guess your problem is that you want to boot from C and format D, but Windows frowns at that when it sees that D contains your system files.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/396721-how-format-drive-windows-xp-dual-boot-system-windows-7-pro.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-vista-windows-2003-server-dual-boot.791795/
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Back up Boot.ini file.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-boot-windows-xp-and-windows-server-2003.202304/
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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:Removing Windows Vista from Dual Boot with Windows 7

Welcome to SevenForums, Darren!

It looks as if you have Windows 7 on a logical drive. While it is possible to boot to Windows on a logical drive, it would require the 100MB system partition Windows 7 creates on installation.

How hard would it be to start over? You do not want Vista anymore, so if you start the installation process, you can delete the Vista and 7 partitions, and create a new, Primary one.

Let us know if you need help, and we will be happy to assist you.

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A:How to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 on two hard drives

Will 8 HD boot itself from BIOS Boot Menu key?

Did you add 8 by its Sys reserve partition drive letter, which should only be assigned for that purpose? If so try again. Then try adding it via 8 drive letter, then by Auto detect.

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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...

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A:Creating a dual-boot system with Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

 By far the best option is to install Classic Shell.  That gives you back a Start button and menu like we have with Windows 7.  You can download it from classicshell.net and it's totally FREE.  Installing Windows 7 on a computer that came with Windows 8 is problematic because of numerous things.  First, most such computers have replaced the BIOS we've used for decades with something new called UEFI and a different way of formatting the hard drive.  Next you might not be able to get Windows 7 drivers for that computer.  Also there're complex ways of getting around this, but you normally want to install the latest version of Windows last.
 
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Do I need to disable fast start up when dual booting windows 8 and windows 7 ?



You only need to do this if you want access to partitions that Win8 was using when you are booted into Win7. Win8 keeps its partitions mounted when hibernating, which will prevent Win7 from mounting those same partitions.

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A:Dual boot Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8 Pro partition issues

Why would you leave out the drive map? Please follow the instructions given here for posting screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Yeah, you will have a BIG driver problem. Why don't you use Virtual Box. There it will run.

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

The 200 MB partition is probably the 'Active' partition, meaning that is where the boot record is. If you confirm this then the Windows 7 partition can be deleted or re-purposed.
 

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A:Dual boot Windows 7 (7057) and Windows Vista

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

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