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Dual boot Yosemite & Windows 8.1 with Clover Boot Loader

This guide will show you how to dual boot both Windows and OSX using the Clover Bootloader on the same hard drive with Legacy Bios e.g Award Bios ,Phoenix etc. or MBR Formatted HDD.while writing this post i tried my best to make this more simple and easiest for NewBie in Hackintosh world, so enjoy it.
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 Dual boot Yosemite & Windows 8.1 with Clover Boot Loader Legacy Platform

:-Clover Bootloader =you can Downlaod MacPois0n or Clover Bootloader ( Always use latest revision of MacPois0n and Clover Boot loader)
:- Clover Configurator (Similar App like Chameleon Wizard and Champlist ).
:-BootDiskUtility (Application Creates Bootable Usb of Clover Bootloader on Windows )
I’ve assumed you have a Windows 8 /8.1 dvd OR USB of Yosemite DVD
1. First of all install windows 8.1 , while in the install phase, Partition 2 disks, 1 for Windows 8.1 and 1 for Yosemite.
2. After installing windows 8.1 Insert Yosemite installer media and install Yosemite.
3. While in the Install Phase, Create a new partition with the disk utility(the one you didnt use for windows) and format it mac journaled. install Yosemite ,Select Clover Standard in Customize/Bootloader/Clover in Niresh Distro’s and boot to desktop if you didn’t install a Boot loader to disk, use Clover and install it now. it will install as an application. or if it will not installed then boot with your installation Media .
See screenshots for Options you need to select :
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Configure your Config.plist (same like org.chameleon.plist) using Clover Configurator ..Use my Config.plist as example ..
Note: Before Restarting you need driver Ntfs.efi for clover in EFI/Clover/Driver64.if you not install this driver then you will see your Partition detection as ScreenShot :
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After installing Screenshot:
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Difference is only Drive name Detection as Before NTfs.efi showing Legacy HD1 or else After showing as Normal Drive name you are getting in Windows and Mac too..
4. Now you cannot boot into windows 8.1 No problem & Reboot your Yosemite and select your Partition Named as System Reserved , .

5.Windows will start if not then you need to Repair your Windows 8.1.

6.insert the windows 8.1 dvd drive or USB
click next and select repair at the bottom left
Select command prompt and type in
 (type and press enter after each line)

list disk
select disk 0
list partition select partition active exit
once repaired you will boot into windows! Hooray!! :clapping: :clapping: !!windows is fixed.
(HERE You can use Easybcd to Dual or triple boot using windows as Main OS)
Note: if your can’t boot with Mac Partition then Use Bootdiskutility to Boot and Install Clover again.

PS:if you want to automatically boot with windows drive Ntfs.efi is necessary in Efi/Clover/Drivers64 then set your Option e.g
Now you have Successfully installed Yosemite and Windows :party: :party:!!Good Luck!! :angel:
Here are some screenshots :
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Quick Note: Some drives are hidden in Clover Boot Menu ,that’s why they are not showing,only necessary drive’s are there