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Windows 7 has disappeared from boot after installing Fedora 20

I know this is kind of a repeated question, but I've been unable to find any solution. After a clean install of windows 7, I shrinked its partition to make some space to install Fedora. After shrinking the partition, Windows 7 continued booting as usual. After installing Fedora 20 on the free space, though, the Windows 7 option does not appear in GRUB. What's more weird, my computer came with a version of FreeDOS, which does appear in GRUB.

My fdisk -l output is as follows:

Disk /dev/sda: 931,5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x55f61f79
Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.

Disposit. Inicio     Start      Final    Blocks  Id System
/dev/sda1 *             63    3903794   1951866   b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda2          3905536  208707583 102401024   7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3        208707584  209219583    256000  83 Linux
/dev/sda4        209219584 1953525167 872152792   5 Extended
/dev/sda5        209221632  239941631  15360000  83 Linux
/dev/sda6        239943680  248135679   4096000  83 Linux
/dev/sda7        248137728  254281727   3072000  82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda8        254283776 1953509375 849612800  83 Linux

Looking for information in Google, I have tried to create a 15_Windows file in /etc/grub.d with the text:

 #! /bin/sh -e
echo "Adding Windows" >&2
cat << EOF
menuentry "Windows" {
set root=(hd0,2)
chainloader +1

where I've been changing 'set root=(hd0,2)' with 'set root=(hd0,msdos2)' and 'set root='hd0,msdos2', because when in GRUB I type ls, that's the syntax used for the partitions.

After doing so, I've runned 'sudo grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub2.cfg' to load the changes.

Nothing has worked.

Windows 7 is being booted in BIOS mode, not in UEFI mode.

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.