Have 8 partitions - 2 win7 2 Linux various win8 and win server versions. all is fine, BCDedit and EasyBCD helped in setting up win and Linux interaction to be smooth. Typically win8 has a graphical display of the boot menu, and win 7 a text type display; typically either the last OS installed or the default OS determines which style. No more. Last versions of win8 client & server are rtm; since them, I get graphical menu. The dumb hard dive has a system partition, nearly empty, with bootmgr and a few others; replacing that with the win8 bootmgr makes no difference. I can't find anything in BCDedit or EasyBCD that looks like a relevant setting. The boot sector may have nothing to do with it, could be elsewhere. ANY IDEAS?