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Windows 7/Windows 8 boot problem

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hi all.

Got Windows 7 installed on my Samsung ssd. Have had windows 8 (not installed) since it came out but can't stand the metro thing....

So finally installed Win 8.1 on a new OCZ ssd. I unplugged my Samsung Win 7 completely.

After finishing, plugged the Samsung back in, changed it to primary on the bios, booted Win 7 again.

Tried using Easy BCD to add Win 8.1 boot entry on "D" (D being the OCZ while in Win 7) to Win 7 boot menu.

Doesn't work - on choosing it from the Win 7 boot menu, I get a message from Windows Boot Loader:

"A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged etc etc "
"File \windows\system32\winload.exe"
"status 0xc0000428"

If I go into the BIOS and switch the primary boot hdd from the Samsung to the OCZ, windows 8 boots fine.

I'm sure that the entry from Easy BCD is wrong, maybe it's identifying the wrong hdd as "D"... Of course in Win 8, the OCZ is "C".

Any idea how I can keep the current configuration and successfully boot into Win 8 on the 2ndary SSD using the Win 7 boot menu!?

The drives have always (if plugged in) been in their own respective SATA slot (Samsung in 1, OCZ in 2)

Cheers.
Antony G.
post #2 of 4
Check this
https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/supported-operating-systems/
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Pre windows 7's boot.ini specified which partition/disk to boot from:

default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS

Is there no way to do this now? I can't find anything that helps in the BCD wiki.

Does anybody know if want I want to do is possible?
post #4 of 4
Windows 8.1 has a different boot loader.
Try this way.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2425418,00.asp
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