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    Lost Win 8 DP fancy new Boot Screen

    I had to reformat my Win 8 DP partition and then restore from an Image I had created. When I did this I lost the fancy new Win 8 DP Boot Screen (boot loader). I did have to go into Win 7 and use EasyBCD to add my Win 8 DP OS to the MBR, but the boring old Win 7 boot screen comes up, even when I identify the Win 8 DP OS as the default OS. I can boot into either OS but would like the WIn 8 DP boot screen back.

    I did try booting to the Win 8 DP installation media, click Shift+F10 to bring up a command prompt and executr the following:

    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    bootrec /scanos

    This all executed successfully, but all I get is that same boring Win 7 boot screen.

    I also ran a Repair Install from the Win 8 DP installation media. Did not find and / or fix the problem.

    Does anyone have any other ideas on how to get it back?
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    Well, I figured it out. The MBR was contained on Win 7. To get the Win 8 DP boot screen back all I had to do was restore the Win 7 Image.
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    Glad you sorted it.

    I think I've discovered an even easier way though, depending in which OS you are currently in, use MSCONFIG to default to the other O/S on next boot. That should show you the chosen O/S's boot screen. I know I can now switch between boot screens quite happily.

    Apologies for the late reply but if I am going to have to reboot my PC many times it can take time
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    Unfortunately, I did try a couple of other options, including the one you mentioned. In my case it did not work. Oh well, because my Image was up to date (created just before this problem) it only took about 10 minutes to be back where I was.

    I am not saying the other options would not work in many situations, but in my situation it did not. I must have done something else to my system, but that's why I Image.
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