Boot Select Screen?

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  1. MikeHawthorne's Avatar
    Posts : 217
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #11

    Hi

    I got it working!

    I had already tried using EasyBCD from Windows 8, so I installed EasyBCD in Windows 10 and added Windows 8 to that boot menu, and it worked.

    It appears that Windows 10 creates a new boot sector that doesn't find Windows 8 as another boot option.

    Now both of the boot menus show both Windows 8 and 10.

    This pretty much concludes the basic set up process, I have Chrome, Thunderbird and Rocket Dock installed and working.

    I was able to run Guild Wars 2 in stereo 3D an it ran really fast.

    I haven't been able to run any of my video files yet, does this include Windows Media Player?

    I'll look into that tomorrow.

    I haven't had time to see if I have the sound issues I had in Windows 8.1 yet.
    I need my speech software installed to try that.

    Mike
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  2. MikeHawthorne's Avatar
    Posts : 217
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Hi

    I had to run EasyBCD from Windows 10 to set up the boot menu.
    Everything works now.

    Mike
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  3. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 16,753
    W10 Insider + Linux
       #13

    I used EasyBCD in both, 8.1 and 10 so even if I use F12 to choose a disk in BIOS to hard boot from it, I have a boot menu.
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  4. essenbe's Avatar
    Posts : 12,248
    Windows 10 Pro 1903
       #14

    Mike, I'm having similar issues as you were, but no big deal to me. I find that on a cold boot, I boot straight into TP, but on a restart I get a boot menu screen. But, that is on a spare PC, which I intended to use mostly for TP anyway. On this PC I have it running in a VM.
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  5. gregrocker's Avatar
    Posts : 281
       #15

    Mine configured a Dual Boot with Win7 when installed to a second partition on SSD.

    I would not add the other OS from both, but only from the default. It's good to know that EasyBCD is working for Win10 already
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  6. Layback Bear's Avatar
    Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #16

    It must be magic because I didn't do anything and I get to select which system to use on cold boot and reboot.

    All I did was have only a new ssd in hot swap; other drives disconnected.
    Installed W-10. Shut down and hooked up the ssd with W-7 and booted.
    At that point Windows did what ever because I get a selection on what system to boot from. If I don't select anything it boots to W-10.

    Please note I keep my bios boot order to check for bootable things in USB, DVD and hot sway before booting into W-7. If it find something bootable in those places that is what it does without me selecting anything. That bios setting comes in quite handy and only adds 2 to 3 sec. to the normal boot.
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  7. alphanumeric's Avatar
    Posts : 13,538
    Windows 10 IoT
       #17

    The missing dual boot menu can happen if you had unplugged your other hard drive when you installed 10. If it can't see the other OS it won't setup the dual boot. I know most here know that, just a FYI post for the less tech savvy that may read this thread. Some will unplug the other drive so that they can't accidently install to the wrong drive or partition and mess things up. Then wonder why they can't easily boot to the other OS.
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  8. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 16,753
    W10 Insider + Linux
       #18

    alphanumeric said:
    The missing dual boot menu can happen if you had unplugged your other hard drive when you installed 10. If it can't see the other OS it won't setup the dual boot. I know most here know that, just a FYI post for the less tech savvy that may read this thread. Some will unplug the other drive so that they can't accidently install to the wrong drive or partition and mess things up. Then wonder why they can't easily boot to the other OS.
    That's where using EasyBCD on both disks gives you boot menu which ever disk you use to boot from.
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  9. alphanumeric's Avatar
    Posts : 13,538
    Windows 10 IoT
       #19

    CountMike said:
    That's where using EasyBCD on both disks gives you boot menu which ever disk you use to boot from.
    exacary
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  10. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 16,753
    W10 Insider + Linux
       #20

    alphanumeric said:
    exacary
    And by strange coincidink, indubitablblble
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