Windows 8 & 7 dual boot

Toshiba / Satellite c650 19t
February 7, 2013 at 12:55:15
Specs: Window 8 Pro 64-bit, Intel i3 350M (2.27Ghz) 6GB RAM
Well I did it. I'm now running Windows 8 & 7 dual boot. The thing is, I ignored the general rule of installing the older OS first. Both work but I now have 2 problems:

1) The Windows 8 boot loader has been overwritten by 7's and I would like 8's back.
2) Windows 7 (default for my laptop) has lost all drivers, function keys (can't enable wireless) and all. The Toshiba website gives me drivers but they don't seem to do much. My screen resolution has been changed to 1024x768 while it used to be 1366x768.


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#1
February 7, 2013 at 13:47:09
1) Restore windows 8's bootloader after installing windows 7

2) What model of laptop do you have?


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#2
February 7, 2013 at 13:58:09
Yes, you did it. And you sound real happy about the outcome.

You're a better man than I. I'd have been jerked off that I botched the whole enterprise.

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#3
February 7, 2013 at 13:59:42
Have you tried using F8 during boot?

If you get the screen with Safe Mode etc, you have left the toggling of F8 too late.


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#4
February 7, 2013 at 14:07:37
Thanks thomasad, got the boot loader back.
Laptop model: Toshiba C650 19T
Toshiba does list drivers (about 36) but they download very slowly and don't fix much.

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