Recent content by bob-o92

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    Dual-boot worked fine, now it doesn't

    I used the "reset BCD configuration" option in the repair menu to recreate the BCD and it seems to be fine now.
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    Dual-boot worked fine, now it doesn't

    Yes; already did it, back when I first installed EasyBCD.
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    Dual-boot worked fine, now it doesn't

    I used EasyBCD several weeks ago to set up Win8 and Win7 and it's been fine. I wasn't really using Win8 for anything, just playing with it. But a few days ago I started getting Win8 ready to really use, which means installing programs and moving data. Somehow that screwed up the boot process...
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    W7 and W8, 2 different HDs

    Okay, this is good to know. I'll give this a try. Thanks a lot.
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    W7 and W8, 2 different HDs

    Okay, I'll give that a try. Thanks again.
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    W7 and W8, 2 different HDs

    No, I'm talking about msconfig. It has only 8 items that I allow to... start up at startup. :smile: Like I said, I'm pretty ruthless with it.
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    W7 and W8, 2 different HDs

    No, startup is actually something I keep close tabs on and I'm pretty ruthless with it. Any other suggestions? thanks
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    W7 and W8, 2 different HDs

    Actually, one more question: I followed the instructions in that other thread for changing the power button in w8, and I can go back and forth between w7 and w8, and the desktop looks right in both of them. And when I boot into w8 everything's fine but when I go back to w7, after the desktop...
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    W7 and W8, 2 different HDs

    Okay, I guess I'm good then. Thanks again.
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    W7 and W8, 2 different HDs

    Does this mean it's okay that I have the Windows Boot Manager? Because if it is I'll just stick with it. Oh good, I read that thread before I ever started this and wanted to find it again but didn't know where it was. But yeah, if it's okay that the Windows boot manager is coming up I'll just...
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    W7 and W8, 2 different HDs

    Turns out I may have been wrong about it working okay. (I wasn't sure what I was supposed to see.) This is what happened: When I ran EasyBCD I accidentally wound up with 3 items in the boot list: Windows 8, Windows, and Windows 7. When I would reboot, after the splash screen it would come up to...
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    W7 and W8, 2 different HDs

    It seems to work okay but from the appearance of the Dell splash screen to the boot menu it's 26 seconds. Is there a way to shorten that? (Sorry if that's in the docs somewhere; I have a patch on eye today so reading is not what I'm doing best right now.)
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    W7 and W8, 2 different HDs

    Okay, thanks a lot.
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    W7 and W8, 2 different HDs

    I've been searching this forum for how to do this and I think I've got it but I'd like to get confirmation before I screw something up. I have a Dell 9010 with BIOS. I have Win7 Pro on one HD and Win8 Pro on another; each one was installed when it was the only HD connected, and each one works...