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  1. #1


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev

    installing ??


    Ok i finally got my partition done and im not sure what the next steps are i have dl'd the latest leak and i presume i have to make a disk from it so what steps do i take to install into my new partition and should the partition be formated or active ,primary etc.
    new to this new build stuff:ninja:

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  2. #2


    California
    Posts : 1,714
    Windows 7 Home Premium S 64 bit


    Boo,
    If you find out let me know how it goes.
    I have lots of questions before I do what you are doing.
    THW
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  3. #3


    Kansas
    Posts : 124
    WDP 8 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
    Ok i finally got my partition done and im not sure what the next steps are i have dl'd the latest leak and i presume i have to make a disk from it so what steps do i take to install into my new partition and should the partition be formated or active ,primary etc.
    new to this new build stuff:ninja:
    There are some good dual boot instructions in the tutorial section of SF. Just remember to back up your main install just so if something goes wrong all will not be lost
    Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista - Windows 7 Forums
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  4. #4


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    thanks for the link myzer ,i shall get on that in the morning when im more awake,
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  5. #5


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    The dual boot is a bit of a pain in the neck. But if you have the 100MB active partition (which contains the bootmgr), image that before you install another OS. The day you want to get rid of the other OS, you just restore the 100MB partition from that image and delete or clear (e.g. reformat) the partition of that other OS. Else you have to fix your bootmgr jumping thru all kinds of hops.

    Installing Win8 should not be a problem. Just make sure you have a primary partition (NOT active) to which you install. It will update your bootmgr to reflect this added OS.
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  6. #6


    California
    Posts : 1,714
    Windows 7 Home Premium S 64 bit


    Wolfgang,
    I am going to PM or just post here you tomorrow and have you go over this with me.
    Have a laptop that has two HD's split....Click image for larger version
    that might work.
    Don't have time tonight but will get your ideas tomorrow..If ok with you.
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  7. #7


    cornwall,uk
    Posts : 157
    windows 7 /windows 8 Dev


    well im panicking now . im typing this from windows eight but the problem is i dont see a dual boot selection when i start the pc,i have to powerdown and then i see boot manager .the problem is i cant use the arrows to select my windows 7 ,it keeps opening with 8 almost by default .Will keep trying gonna be screwed if i cant sort it out

    ---------- Post added at 03:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:42 PM ----------

    panic over i swapped keyboards as the original was wireless, this allows me to navigate to by using arrow keys, still got win 8 booting as default but at least i havent lost my windows 7
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  8. #8


    Kansas
    Posts : 124
    WDP 8 x86


    Very good you have it installed. You could look at this SF tutorial to see if you are able to change your default OS back to Win7. Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS - Windows 7 Forums
    I use a free program called Easy BCD. If you want to download it you can find the link here FREE Great Programs for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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  9. #9


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
    Wolfgang,
    I am going to PM or just post here you tomorrow and have you go over this with me.
    Have a laptop that has two HD's split....Click image for larger version
    that might work.
    Don't have time tonight but will get your ideas tomorrow..If ok with you.
    A picture of Disk Management would be useful.
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  10. #10


    California
    Posts : 1,714
    Windows 7 Home Premium S 64 bit


    WHS

    Here is a snip of disk management....
    Click image for larger version
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