Dual Boot Win 7 & 8, use Win 8 bootloader but with win 7 quickness?

Discussion in 'Installation, Setup and Upgrades' started by themarting, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. themarting


    Oct 3, 2013
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    I have installed windows 7 and 8 a couple of different times on my system, dual booting both.

    When i installed windows 8 AFTER windows 7 and dual booted, i was given a "pretty" bootloader that gave the option to boot to windows 8 or 7. If I chose to boot into 8, the boot would proceed, QUICKLY booting into windows 8. If however, i chose to boot into windows 7, the whole computer would restart, go through the mobo logo screen, and then boot into windows 7.

    When i installed windows 7 AFTER windows 8, i was given a very basic black and white screen with the options to boot into windows 7 or 8. Either option would boot directly to the correct operating system VERY quickly, without restarting the system or showing the mobo/BIOS splash screen.

    So, I'm reinstalling again, since i have a new SSD. I will be installing Windows 7, over Windows 8. Still dual booting. I would like to know if theres a way to have the Windows 8 graphical (albeit very simple) dual boot screen, but boot to either OS directly, without having to restart the entire system

    Thanks in advance
    themarting, Oct 25, 2013
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  2. themarting


    Feb 29, 2012
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    Not as far as I know.

    The text menu is the only way to enter any selection quickly.

    The kiddie squares menu is intended for anyone who is limited by having a touch screen only

    SIW2, May 5, 2014
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