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January 17, 2014 8:37:14 PM

So my custom built PC used to have Windows 7...I upgraded to Windows 8 then to windows 8.1...all a while back.
I checked msconfig and I noticed that I had it set up for selective start up.
When it's like that and I go to the boot tab it shows Windows 8.1 as my OS...BUT
when I click on normal start up and then I click the boot tab again...it shows windows 7???
Anyone ever seen this??(I might have dual booted at some point)
I'd prefer to have this fixed, any ideas/help would be appreciated!!

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a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
January 17, 2014 8:47:19 PM

Did you fresh install or update?
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January 17, 2014 9:01:15 PM

Alec Mowat said:
Did you fresh install or update?


Updated to 8 then 8.1
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January 18, 2014 6:19:41 AM

I'd really prefer to fix it though...clean install isn't an option....five years worth of customizations and data.I'm familiar with the recovery console through USB and I can run commands...any guidance would be appreciated!
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a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
January 18, 2014 8:14:10 AM

It's not broken. It's just the original boot.ini, there's no difference.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it"
Unless you are experiencing any boot related problems, I would just ignore it. You really don't want to break the MBR.

Win 8 shares a few components with Windows 7. It's compatible, you can probably just find the boot.ini file and edit the 7 to an 8. You could try creating a new boot.ini from the repair console.

Run bootrec.exe /fixmbr from CMD

http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-fix-windows-8-mbr-mast...

However; I recommend none of the above unless you have a specific reason too. I would backup your important files or use the Windows system image creator and save a copy to USB before doing anything. I keep all of my personal files on a separate disk from OS for this reason.
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January 18, 2014 11:46:51 AM

Alec Mowat said:
It's not broken. It's just the original boot.ini, there's no difference.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it"
Unless you are experiencing any boot related problems, I would just ignore it. You really don't want to break the MBR.

Win 8 shares a few components with Windows 7. It's compatible, you can probably just find the boot.ini file and edit the 7 to an 8. You could try creating a new boot.ini from the repair console.

Run bootrec.exe /fixmbr from CMD

http://www.redmondpie.com/how-to-fix-windows-8-mbr-mast...

However; I recommend none of the above unless you have a specific reason too. I would backup your important files or use the Windows system image creator and save a copy to USB before doing anything. I keep all of my personal files on a separate disk from OS for this reason.


Thanks for the info
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