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Dual Boot Win 8.1 and Win 8

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I have a dual partition drive that had Win 7 installed. Installed Win 8 32 Bit as main OS when released, all worked fine with Win 8 booting as C: and splash screen offering option to boot to Win 7 if needed.

Win 8.1 released so did a clean install over the Win 7 partition as 64 Bit Win 8.1 but have lost the option to boot to the now D: drive where the Win 8 32 Bit system is. This would be useful as I have some 32 bit applications on that drive which I need to access.

Is there any way to restore, or give, the option to boot to either C; or D; drives?

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you may use EasyBCD to make changes into the boot loader.

and yes you can boot machine with 32 and 64 bit OS there is no issue. See below discussion:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/5ea279c1-da98-4adf-a70f-3377c11743aa/can-i-dual-boot-a-machine-with-windows-32-bit-and-64-bit?forum=w8itproinstall
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