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Okay, so I installed Windows 10 using Boot Camp initially from 10.11.5, everything was fine but I didn't know how to get back into OSX after so I ended up resetting the MBR with EasyBCD trying to use the Vista boot loader instead so I could choose between Widnows and Mac from there, and then I was really stuck on Windows cause I seemed to do this wrong, even pressing alt/option before Apple logo wont get the Macintosh HD to show up. 
 
So then I booted into internet recovery and figured reinstalling OSX would work and rebuilding the boot order back from OSX/Boot Camp. I ended up doing so on a third partition so I wouldnt lose data. I now have OSX 10.11.5, Windows 10, and OSX 10.8.5 all on my Macbook Pro but am stuck in 10.8.5 now. 
 
My 10.11.5 installation shows up on Startup Disk and I can tell my computer to restart into that OS but it ends up just reverting back to my 10.8.5 install. I tried installing boot loaders to see if I could get into the other OS's that way but to no avail. 
 
Only one that seemed to get me closer was REFit, I can see the Recovery Partition (unbootable), Untitled (10.8.5 Bootable) and legacy OS which has a Windows logo so I assume this is my Win10 installation but I can't boot into this either so it all seems fairly useless.
 
Using rEFit's Partition Inspector I got the following information regarding my partitions.
 
*** Report for internal hard disk ***
 
Current GPT partition table:
 #      Start LBA      End LBA  Type
 1             40       409639  EFI System (FAT)
 2         409640    963586359  Unknown
 3      963586360    964855895  Mac OS X Boot
 4      964855896   1377601127  Basic Data
 5     1377863272   1388654151  Mac OS X HFS+
 6     1388916296   1463879591  Mac OS X HFS+
 7     1463879592   1465149127  Mac OS X Boot
 
Current MBR partition table:
 # A    Start LBA      End LBA  Type
 1              1       409639  ee  EFI Protective
 2         409640    963586359  ac  Apple RAID
 3      963586360    964855895  ab  Mac OS X Boot
 4      964855896   1377601127  0c  FAT32 (LBA)
 
MBR contents:
 Boot Code: Unknown, but bootable
 
Partition at LBA 40:
 Boot Code: None (Non-system disk message)
 File System: FAT32
 Listed in GPT as partition 1, type EFI System (FAT)
 
Partition at LBA 409640:
 Boot Code: None
 File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
 Listed in GPT as partition 2, type Unknown
 Listed in MBR as partition 2, type ac  Apple RAID
 
Partition at LBA 963586360:
 Boot Code: None
 File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
 Listed in GPT as partition 3, type Mac OS X Boot
 Listed in MBR as partition 3, type ab  Mac OS X Boot
 
Partition at LBA 964855896:
 Boot Code: None
 File System: Unknown
 Listed in GPT as partition 4, type Basic Data
 Listed in MBR as partition 4, type 0c  FAT32 (LBA)
 
Partition at LBA 1377863272:
 Boot Code: None
 File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
 Listed in GPT as partition 5, type Mac OS X HFS+
 
Partition at LBA 1388916296:
 Boot Code: None
 File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
 Listed in GPT as partition 6, type Mac OS X HFS+
 
Partition at LBA 1463879592:
 Boot Code: None
 File System: HFS Extended (HFS+)
 Listed in GPT as partition 7, type Mac OS X Boot
 
Help me out please, I just want to have an easy dual boot between OSX 10.11.5 and Windows 10. I thought the 10.8.5 installation would help me recover the Apple bootloader/bootcamp but cant figure that out. Thanks in advance.






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