dual boot Win8.1 with Win7 ,reboot after I select Win 7

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  1. Posts : 216
    Windows 10
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    dual boot Win8.1 with Win7 ,reboot after I select Win 7


    Hi guys.
    I know this is not W8.1 forum but I assume it's the same like with W10.
    I have dual boot on this laptop and each time I select W7 in boot laptop restarts (turns off and turn on) and then it boots to W7.
    Why does it happen,and how can I boot to W7 without reboot,just normal procedure?
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  2. Posts : 6,298
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #2

    Is Win8.1 and Win 7 on same drive?
    Post a whole Disk manager window as an attachment so we can see how it is set.
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  3. Posts : 13,996
    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint
       #3

    Basically, your description shows the computer has to unload one version of Windows from memory before it loads the other. Memory is RAM/Random Access Memory and is volatile, retains data until the computer restarts, is shutdown or loses power.

    You may be thinking of a VM/Virtual machine where one OS is running on top of the one booted to, I don't need do that but there are others on this forum that do have that experience.
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  4. Posts : 216
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    oka,here:
    dual boot Win8.1 with Win7 ,reboot after I select Win 7-screen-shot-05-11-20-04.27-pm.png

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    Megahertz said:
    Is Win8.1 and Win 7 on same drive?
    Post a whole Disk manager window as an attachment so we can see how it is set.
    yes.on SSD.
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  5. Posts : 6,298
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #5

    You did not posted the whole Disk Manager image.

    Where is Win 10 recovery partition?
    Where is Adata and Toshiba external drives?
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  6. Posts : 6,298
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
       #6

    Is Fast Start enabled in Windows 10? Try to disable it.
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  7. Posts : 216
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Those are external drives..

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    It's W8.1 not W10
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  8. Posts : 4,564
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       #8

    Are you using the boot menu with little blue squares?

    Have you tried changing to the normal one?
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  9. Posts : 6,298
    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu
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    Yes, win 8.1 not Win 10
    On a Legacy - MBR, BIOS takes the boot sequence to a MBR on the drive, that takes the sequence to a boot loader on a partition. This boot loader can load a OS or take the sequence to another boot loader.

    As Win 7 and Win 8.1 are both Legacy and on same drive, I can't see any reason for a reboot.

    Boot under win 8.1 and launch msconfig. What you see under boot tab?
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  10. Posts : 216
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    Megahertz said:
    Yes, win 8.1 not Win 10
    On a Legacy - MBR, BIOS takes the boot sequence to a MBR on the drive, that takes the sequence to a boot loader on a partition. This boot loader can load a OS or take the sequence to another boot loader.

    As Win 7 and Win 8.1 are both Legacy and on same drive, I can't see any reason for a reboot.

    Boot under win 8.1 and launch msconfig. What you see under boot tab?
    dual boot Win8.1 with Win7 ,reboot after I select Win 7-msconfig.jpg
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