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after installing windows 8 on another partition, when i would boot up computer it would give me the option to boot windows 8 or windows 7. this worked fine for several weeks, but for some reason it now boots directly into windows 7 with no option for booting into windows 8. i dont know what i changed to make this happen, but hopefully there is something that can be done to fix this. let me know if you have seen this or know what to do.

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Go to System properties-> Advanced tab-> under Startup and recovery click settings. A new window will open named Startup and Recovery, under system startup select your default operating system and then check both the checkbox and then try.

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Does this support Windows 8? I'm not sure if it does. –  user3463 Aug 11 '12 at 5:47
    
I never worked in win8 and the above process need to be done in win7 which is his default OS. –  Deb Aug 11 '12 at 6:46
    
My point is, I don't think Windows 8 is visible from Windows 7 due to the changes with UEFI. –  user3463 Aug 11 '12 at 6:51
    
So you mean we can't have win7 and win8 at the same time on the same computer. –  Deb Aug 11 '12 at 7:26
    
I did not say that at all. I said that the solution you've suggested may not work because 7 is older than 8 and won't be able to modify the boot record to be 8-aware. Since you've never worked with 8 by your own admission, I don't think your answer will work at all, for the UEFI reason stated previously. –  user3463 Aug 11 '12 at 22:25
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There is a nice program called EasyBCD that can do this for you. Just select the partition where the windows 8 drive is located, and add it as an entry. Note: For the windows 8 bootloader support, you will need the beta version.

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