Nov 22, 2014

How do I get windows 8 to boot when it shows up as windows 7?

so i have win 8,7 and Ubuntu multibooted. its been running fine for 6 months. disconnected all three hard-drives temporally and connected another hard-drive and installed Ubuntu to put in another PC for reasons i wont wast time going into. anyway when i reinstalled my three hard-drives i could no longer boot in to win8. 7 an Ubuntu were fine. when i tried to use win8 disk to repair, it shows up as win7 and can't repair. i don't want to reinstall because I'll loose a lot. please help!
So you actually have 3 hdds, with each running a different OS, and not a partitioned hdd? You should be able to refresh Windows 8 without losing all of your files, you might want to give that a go to start:

"1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
2. Tap or click Update and recovery, and then tap or click Recovery.
3. Under Refresh your PC without affecting your files, tap or click Get started.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen."
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