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Dual boot with Win 7 and El Capitan

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I have El Cap installed and windows 7 (on the same disk) but when I install Clover, the computer still boots to Windows by default and I don't see anything else in the boot list in my bios. Windows will not boot at all if I disable legacy boot in my bios.

Any ideas? At this point I'm pretty much willing to run the machine with a usb drive in all the time if it works.....
 

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I have El Cap installed and windows 7 (on the same disk) but when I install Clover, the computer still boots to Windows by default and I don't see anything else in the boot list in my bios. Windows will not boot at all if I disable legacy boot in my bios.

Any ideas? At this point I'm pretty much willing to run the machine with a usb drive in all the time if it works.....

Have you disabled secure boot in the BIOS and set boot parameter to Other OS (steps 5 & 6 in the installation guide at http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capita...-el-capitan-any-supported-intel-based-pc.html )
 

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nv_disable=1 is boot-arg to disable all Apple nVidia drivers so you can install with an unsupported nVidia graphics card connected. Does not always work.
nvda_drv=1 is boot-arg to enable nVidia web drivers so an Apple unsupported card like one of the GTX 9xx series can be used with OS X.
 
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