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Installing windows 8


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#1 Plumber

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:56 PM

Hi all,I have a question seeing as how I am not to puter savvy.I run Windows7 but I have a 30gig partition available.Is it ok for me to dual boot so I can try windows 8,thanx.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:05 PM

you sure can ,just be sure you direct it to the correct partition when you boot to the win8 dvd you have ,don't try installing it from within win7 .check link for more info ,might even want to back of your personal data like pics and music and documents .just to be safe .

this one is likely the best of the list .

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-consumer-preview-dual-boot-windows-7-142631

https://www.google.ca/search?q=dual+boot+win7+and+win8&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

Edited by caperjac, 12 September 2012 - 05:10 PM.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:10 PM

Thanx for the response,I have dual booted before but will make sure I have the correct partition.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:28 PM

good luck ,i have it install as my main OS right now and rally enjoy using it for the most part it not much different than win7 ,the new start screen is the biggest change

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:25 AM

Or you could install it on a VHD with no need to make another partition - Here's how.
SYSTEM SPECS.
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 | Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz | 4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz RAM | 488 GB WD SATA HDD | 1024MB ATI Radeon HD 4350 | No real-time antivirus | MBAM on-demand | Windows 7's Built-in Firewall |




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