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  1.    24 Jun 2015 #11
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 391
    Windows 10x64 17035

    Try deleting your 8 boot entry in msconfig. Then recreate it with:
    Code:
    bcdboot (drive):\Windows
    .
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  2.    24 Jun 2015 #12
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 137
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberrufus View Post
    Try deleting your 8 boot entry in msconfig. Then recreate it with:
    Code:
    bcdboot (drive):\Windows
    .
    Hello cyberrufus,
    Thanks, but that is a bit of skilled work that I don't presently possess and to me scary!
    glennc
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  3.    24 Jun 2015 #13
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 99
    xp w7 w8.1 linux

    You need to roll back


    Quote Originally Posted by glennc View Post
    Hello Charlie,
    I am currently getting a boot menu with 10 as default and with Windows 8. When I tried to boot to W8 it fails. I do not recall the particulars of the W10 Preview installation. When it first became available as I did care for W8 and this is not my main computer, I did what was necessary by Microsoft. It has been updating since. The second drive is not has some Macrium system images of W8 and why it has a system reserved partition is a mystery. I do not recall doing such with Windows 10 since it's installation. I see a Windows.old and a Windows.old.000 in my C:\ drive.
    Thanks for any assistance!
    glennc
    Hi glennc
    If I am interpreting your drive management and other info correctly then you do not have an active windows 8/8.1 partition.
    Drive c the "Windows 8 CP" is just the partition name and does not reflect the OS installed there it could just be called "OS" or anything else.
    However the two windows old provide the clue as to what has happened, I guess you upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 to windows 10 TP; 7 to 8 created a windows.old then 8 to 10 renamed that to old000 and created a new old.
    The boot options got messed up along the way.
    You need to attempt a roll back, I have not done this myself but I am sure there must be a tutorial on this site if you search for it
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  4.    24 Jun 2015 #14
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 137
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hello and thank you besb! Sounds like your description may he correct as I recall. Now I have to decide one way or the other. If I can get Windows 10 setup to my liking and clean everything else out or go back to Windows 8.1................
    Thanks again and I will investigate!

    Quote Originally Posted by besb View Post
    Hi glennc
    If I am interpreting your drive management and other info correctly then you do not have an active windows 8/8.1 partition.
    Drive c the "Windows 8 CP" is just the partition name and does not reflect the OS installed there it could just be called "OS" or anything else.
    However the two windows old provide the clue as to what has happened, I guess you upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 to windows 10 TP; 7 to 8 created a windows.old then 8 to 10 renamed that to old000 and created a new old.
    The boot options got messed up along the way.
    You need to attempt a roll back, I have not done this myself but I am sure there must be a tutorial on this site if you search for it
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
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