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Windows boot manager doesn't show up, after installing fedora 20

asked 2014-10-01 11:35:16 -0500

Gabriel gravatar image

updated 2014-10-01 13:01:10 -0500

mether gravatar image

Hi, I installed fedora 20 on my windows 8 lenovo thinkpad laptop. I disable the secure boot, the I press F10 to save, then the grub menu appear (I think that's the name), but the windows boot manager doesn't show up. I really don't know what to do, i'm very noob for that thing.

Thanks in advance

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answered 2014-10-03 00:01:13 -0500

TheDcoder gravatar image

I am afraid, that you windows boot-loader has been deleted by GRUB, Use Super Grub2 Disk and burn it to a cd and boot into windows. after booting into windows use EasyBCD to get windows boot loader back, you can google "how to use EasyBCD".... If Super Grub2 Disk is not showing your windows 8, your windows has been not shutdown properly i.e windows uses hybrid shutdown which does not shuntdown but it keeps your laptop in hibernation mode, there is no way you can get back windows back if this happens, Good luck!

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answered 2014-10-03 15:50:19 -0500

Mehran gravatar image

Another case is that fedora has created another EFI partion.

Press the key that shows your available boot options (sometimes it's [F12] or [esc] . . .). If you see windows boot option, this means you are in this situation. If so, you need to copy the content of Windows EFI partition and past theme into the newly created EFI partition.

"Don't delet the windows EFI partition"

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answered 2014-10-01 16:34:55 -0500

baoboa gravatar image

use os-prober to see if your windows os is detected.

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