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#1 balkrish999

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:07 PM

I have Wxp and W7

and i have another space partion.

If I install W8 on that. Will i still get the normal old style boot menu, or will it update to the new GUI Menu?

Like the Image Below, Will i get 3 Options? XP 7 and 8?


http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?num=10&hl=en&biw=1318&bih=662&tbm=isch&tbnid=GLKxP20IF5fSEM:&imgrefurl=http://blog.laptopmag.com/how-to-dual-boot-windows-8-while-keeping-windows-7-as-your-default-os&docid=IAL2XIqf7ZCwUM&imgurl=http://blog.laptopmag.com/wpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Windows8-dual-boot-i.jpg&w=588&h=400&ei=lHSNUNOCAYfV0QXXh4CIAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1007&vpy=156&dur=882&hovh=185&hovw=272&tx=213&ty=105&sig=113180346821032315901&page=1&tbnh=138&tbnw=201&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0,i:81

Any Advice and precautions when doing this?


To Anyone who is running W7 and W8 Dual Boot -- Do you have the GUI Boot Menu or the Normal one?


Thank You

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#2 josh_the_techie

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:49 AM

Hi balkrish999,

I am currently running Windows 7 and Windows 8 Pro (full version, not release preview :)). When you install Windows 8 onto that separate partition, Windows Setup will install the Windows 8 bootloader, so you will get the bootloader interface that is in the link you posted. Yes, you will get 3 options: Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

As for advice on doing this...just make sure that any important information is backed up before you proceed to install Windows. I would also make sure that your hardware has Windows 8 device drivers as well. Windows 8 should detect and install device drivers on its own, but I would still check just to be on the safe side. :)

Good luck and please let us know how it works! :)


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:21 PM

Hi balkrish999,

I am currently running Windows 7 and Windows 8 Pro (full version, not release preview :)). When you install Windows 8 onto that separate partition, Windows Setup will install the Windows 8 bootloader, so you will get the bootloader interface that is in the link you posted. Yes, you will get 3 options: Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

As for advice on doing this...just make sure that any important information is backed up before you proceed to install Windows. I would also make sure that your hardware has Windows 8 device drivers as well. Windows 8 should detect and install device drivers on its own, but I would still check just to be on the safe side. :)

Good luck and please let us know how it works! :)



Thanks, I did get Windows 8 , however i am in the process of removing it. It does not meet my minimum expectations :( Yet.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

I have Wxp and W7

and i have another space partion.

If I install W8 on that. Will i still get the normal old style boot menu, or will it update to the new GUI Menu?

Like the Image Below, Will i get 3 Options? XP 7 and 8?


http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?num=10&hl=en&biw=1318&bih=662&tbm=isch&tbnid=GLKxP20IF5fSEM:&imgrefurl=http://blog.laptopmag.com/how-to-dual-boot-windows-8-while-keeping-windows-7-as-your-default-os&docid=IAL2XIqf7ZCwUM&imgurl=http://blog.laptopmag.com/wpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Windows8-dual-boot-i.jpg&w=588&h=400&ei=lHSNUNOCAYfV0QXXh4CIAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1007&vpy=156&dur=882&hovh=185&hovw=272&tx=213&ty=105&sig=113180346821032315901&page=1&tbnh=138&tbnw=201&start=0&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0,i:81

Any Advice and precautions when doing this?


To Anyone who is running W7 and W8 Dual Boot -- Do you have the GUI Boot Menu or the Normal one?


Thank You


My advice is to not use the Windows Bootloader, instead, a third party loader.




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