Adding Windows 8 with EasyBCD

#1
I have installed Windows 7 and installed Windows 8 afterwards.
After booting i got the new Windows 8 Bootmanager Screen, but Windows 7 was not there.

So i installed EasyBCD in Windows 8 and added the "Windows 7" Entry to the bootloader.
After booting i got the textual selection with Windows 8 and Windows 7.

I selected Windows 7 and all worked fine.
But as of now i don't get any bootloader and it boots always to Windows 7.

On Windows 7 EasyBCD tells me i have only one entry in the bootloader file.
So how can i add the Windows 8 entry? In the "Add New Entry" section i can't select "Windows 8", only "Windows 7".
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
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#2
Just add a new Windows 7 entry with the drive for Windows 8 selected. It's the same.
 
#3
Thanks, i have already tried it.
Added Windows 7 with drive letter E: (Windows 8 Installation).
After reboot i see the two entries, but if i select "Windows 8" i get an error (i am currently not at home so i can't say which error) and i need to reboot.
Only the entry Windows 7 is working.


Here is my setup of the drives:
C: - Windows 7 --> System, Active, Primary Partition
E: - Windows 8 --> Primary Partition
D: - Programs --> Logical Partition

So i have added a Windows 7 entry with the drive letter E: !
But it doesn't work.

Is there something wrong with the Partitons ?
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#4
See this post.
If W8 is on a different HDD, boot from that rather than the W7 drive.
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
#6
Can you cut/paste the contents of EasyBCD "view settings" (detailed mode) into your next post please.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
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#7
The error you get at boot would be most helpful...