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Is there a way to get to windows throught FreeDOS or the BIOS

Would it be posible to install windows 8 and see if it will let me boot or at least remove the freedos. I have a disk.

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What are your hardware specifications? – Anderson Green Sep 29 '12 at 17:06
Laptop - i5 2nd Gen, 6gb Ram, 750ish hdd 3 partitions (3gblank, 2gb FreeDOS, Rest is Windows – mail929 Sep 29 '12 at 17:10
i accidentally saved it – mail929 Sep 29 '12 at 17:11
What did you save, specifically? – Anderson Green Sep 29 '12 at 17:11
i saved the comment – mail929 Sep 29 '12 at 17:12
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Windows 8 is much newer than FreeDOS and uses a completely different method to boot. You need to restore the bootloader. Use your installation disc (burn one to a DVD+R/RW if necessary), then you can do it manually, or just select the Automatic Repair option to have Windows restore it.

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oh wow i tried that while you were posting it, and it worked! – mail929 Sep 29 '12 at 17:37
Good to hear it’s solved. Do you see FreeDOS in the boot menu? – Synetech Sep 29 '12 at 17:42
no while trying whatever I could think of I acctually removed it – mail929 Sep 30 '12 at 18:11

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