Windows 10: Restore Windows 8-style Bootloader after Windows 10 upgrade Solved

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       30 Jul 2015 #1

    Restore Windows 8-style Bootloader after Windows 10 upgrade

    For whatever reason after upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10 last night, my dual boot disappeared and I had to use EasyBCD to get back my dual boot option (for dual booting between Windows 10 Insider Preview and now, the recently upgraded Windows 10 OS).

    When I used EasyBCD, instead of the calming blue/modern-style Bootloader of Windows 8 which we are familiar with, I had the archaic Windows XP-style/black on white text bootloader with my 2 options:

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    How do I go about getting back the modern version of the bootloader?

    Edit: Fixed! Followed the directions posted over at neosmart forums to fix my issue! Below are the steps I followed to fix my issue:

    Thank you Rodion, that worked for me. I was running dual boot Win 7 & Ubuntu on a dual HDD laptop. I installed Win 8 Pro over the Ubuntu OS and was enjoying my Win 8 metro boot screen, only I got tired of seeing my 3rd option of the uninstalled Linux option to boot into, so I removed it using easyBCD 2.2, clicked save, rebooted and poof gone, back to black and white win 7 boot manager. I found this thread and followed Rodion's instructions. I booted into Win 8 > opened easyBCD > Selected "Useful Utilities" > Selected "EasyBCD Power Console" > ran command bcdboot c:\windows > I then rebooted and was pleasantly surprised to see my Win 8 Metro boot screen. Hope this helps others. Thanks again!
    Last edited by rogerwilco91; 30 Jul 2015 at 16:08.
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