The more I read about Win 8 the more I'm thinking about going with Win 7 on my desktop.
I would hate to lose my Win 8 'investment' as I might want to use it at some future point in time. I bought the Win 8 dvd and installed it on a newly built desktop. I don't use that particular computer very much at all and haven't installed much of anything on it yet so starting fresh isn't a real hassle
I suppose an ideal scenario would be to have a dual boot 7 and 8...but I'm reading that you can't install Win 7 onto a computer with Win 8 already installed. (Maybe there are workarounds?) I have tons of space left on the 1T hard drive.
If I can't figure out how to add the 7 onto the 8 as a dual boot could I do a clean sweep of the HD and install Win 7 first and then add Win 8 as a dual boot? I've never purchased an OS separately before so I'm not sure if there would be a license or an activation issue when I would (re)install the Win 8 again onto a computer already having Win 7.
I really don't know much about dual-booting a computer but it certainly sounds like a cool thing to have. Especially with Win 8 being so iffy for many of it's users, like me. Is it a pain to use or upkeep dual booters once it's done?
Also. If I end up installing only Win 7 on it will my Win 8 DVD be useable again at some future time? If it can be used later with no problems I could probably get by with just the Win 7 on the computer. 8 doesn't seem to offer me much that I can't live without.
Edited by brian2009, 26 November 2013 - 05:18 AM.