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    Help dual booting windows 7 and 8
    « on: March 29, 2012, 07:48:27 AM »
    Hi, I have just purchased a new HD and want to install windows 8 on it. I already have windows 7 installed on another HD and I want to know what I will need to do to get them to dual boot. I heard some people have problems getting them to boot when they are on separate drives and I don't want to run into the same problems. Thankyou!!

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    Re: Help dual booting windows 7 and 8
    « Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 08:32:21 AM »
    This is actually the cleanest method for a Dual-boot setup...and since Win8 is still a Beta i highly recommend it...
    The basic procedure is to unhook the Win7 HDD and do the complete install of 8 to the other HDD...
    Once all is up and running then re-connect the Win7 HDD ...
    This way they won't bang heads...
    At boot you enter Setup and select which Drive/system you want to boot to at that time...
    PS file sharing etc. are completely workable in this scenario as well so i'd suggest this is the way to go...

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    Re: Help dual booting windows 7 and 8
    « Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 01:15:15 AM »
    I used VMWare Player, installed Win7 on it w/o product key and upgraded that to developer preview
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    Re: Help dual booting windows 7 and 8
    « Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 07:09:13 AM »
    There's no upgrade path from Win7 to DP8...
       
     
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    Re: Help dual booting windows 7 and 8
    « Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 12:03:30 PM »
    I have done it myself. In fact you *NEED* a previous Windows OS installed or "DP8" will refuse to continue. Basically an "Upgrade", don't you think? Anyways like I said I went through all of this myself, I have a copy on VMWare that I use for testing
    If you are reading this post, I am no longer going to be active at this website. I have found the conflict of interest regarding members/moderators here to be too much for me to want to continue. I only came here to help and yet some people feel that questioning my skills and/or motives is a good way to spend time, while protecting the motives of those who choose to spend their time doing so. I am staying away from forums for a while. Back to programming.