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Trying to troubleshoot my app issue. I have found another issue. Even though I running Win8 MSConfig is telling me that I'm running Win7. When I reboot and if I select normal startup it throws in G:\VIsta Ultimate as my second o/s installed. G drive is empty and just holds some files and pictures.

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Weird! Did you upgrade from Windows 7? Did you ever have vista installed at any point on that 2nd drive?

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I did upgrade from Win7. In fact my G drive at one point had Win8 both preview and the one I got from Dreamspark.

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I did upgrade from Win7. In fact my G drive at one point had Win8 both preview and the one I got from Dreamspark.

I'd tell you to do a full reinstall but in this case, just deal with it. The official Windows 8 will be out here pretty soon. When you buy it, try to do a full reinstall. Format the drives during install so you don't get the left over windows.old.

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I'd tell you to do a full reinstall but in this case, just deal with it. The official Windows 8 will be out here pretty soon. When you buy it, try to do a full reinstall. Format the drives during install so you don't get the left over windows.old.

I wanted to keep my my settings and what not. Win7 was the first Windows o/s that I didn't do a clean install every 6 months to a year to clear the cob webs out.

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It sounds to me like there might be some hidden/system files let over on your G drive. I would suggest opening a command prompt and type

 dir /a or use dir /ah or dir /as

in the root of your G drive, this should show you any hidden files. The switch /ah shows all files marked hidden, the /as shows all files with the system attribute. If you do find files on that drive, this could be confusing windows when it tries to boot.

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G:\>dir /ah

Volume in drive G is Storage

Volume Serial Number is 8EF6-57C6

Directory of G:\

10/14/2012 22:12 <DIR> $RECYCLE.BIN

10/14/2012 22:08 <DIR> System Volume Information

0 File(s) 0 bytes

2 Dir(s) 155,410,067,456 bytes free

G:\>

G:\>dir /a

Volume in drive G is Storage

Volume Serial Number is 8EF6-57C6

Directory of G:\

10/14/2012 22:12 <DIR> $RECYCLE.BIN

10/14/2012 22:08 <DIR> << spam >> Blu-ray to MP4 Ripper

10/14/2012 22:02 <DIR> iTunes

10/14/2012 22:08 <DIR> MPC HomeCinema (x64)

10/14/2012 22:08 <DIR> System Volume Information

0 File(s) 0 bytes

5 Dir(s) 155,410,067,456 bytes free

G:\>dir /as

Volume in drive G is Storage

Volume Serial Number is 8EF6-57C6

Directory of G:\

10/14/2012 22:12 <DIR> $RECYCLE.BIN

10/14/2012 22:08 <DIR> System Volume Information

0 File(s) 0 bytes

2 Dir(s) 155,410,067,456 bytes free

G:\>

When I select normal startup it populates G:Windows

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Try remaking your BCD using EasyBCD.

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I'm not dual booting.

-- When I select NORMALStartup under the BOOT tab "Vista Ultimate G:\windows" populates

-- When I delete "Vista Ultimate G:\windows" and "NORMAL Startup" reboot and open MSCONFIG. "NORMAL Startup" is not ticked, "SELECTED Startup" is now ticked.

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That doesn't change the fact you have old entries in your BCD after you upgraded from Windows 7. EasyBCD can by used even if your not dual booting.

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I will try it then. If that doesn't work I will be getting a new SSD tomorrow and I will just do a clean install.

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In EasyBCD, go to Edit Boot Menu. You will be able to delete the old entry and rename your Windows 7 to Windows 8.

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This means nothing. Its just a name. You could make it say "Windows 97" and it'll still load Win8.

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This means nothing. Its just a name. You could make it say "Windows 97" and it'll still load Win8.

True. :laugh:

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The old one isnt showing up. Windows 7 is the only thing showing up.

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The old one isnt showing up. Windows 7 is the only thing showing up.

If you still have selective startup checked it's not using the original boot config

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When I select Normal Startup and reboot it deverts back to Selective startup.

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Hmm that's weird. You might want to try the BCD repair options after setting msconfig to normal boot. Make sure to re-add the current OS entry to the BCD after.

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I did the refresh and now it show Windows 8. All the other issue I was having have been taking care of.

Thanks for all those who made suggestions. Much appreciated.

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