Well that was the Windows option for editing the 7 BCD store I had elected since the utility had been in use here since the Vista days for adding XP boot entries years back. But for some unknown reason whether or not attributed to the then new Secure boot process 8 was bringing in both OS drives suddenly saw numerous errors which resulted in stalling both.

I'm hoping however that some time a working result will be seen for a 7/10 dual boot without that problem reappearing since the actual cause was never found. I suspect however that due to 8 having still been in beta form that type of problem surfaced. The Preview this time around was installed on a VM to avoid issues like that while connecting to the web via VM Player as well as another VM type program did become a problem. That was with the 64bit fast look at 10 and now the wait to give the RTM a good whirl!