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Dual boot Win8 with Win7

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    Dual boot Win8 with Win7


    Are there any special steps i need to follow rather than just installing Win8 to another drive?

    Also, i guess that Win7 drivers will work on Win8, right?

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    Kansas
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    I had no problems dual booting 7&8 on a three year old Dell laptop. Drivers that were needed picked up by win update after a couple of boot ups, Course the one you absolutely want and need to work right away is the nic driver, :ninja:
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    Thanks. Atom and boot time improvements sounds perfect for my netbook. I will definitely try it out.
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    Go for it. I had no probs here too !

    Most Win7 drivers must work, but 'cause of the new kernel in 7955 ATi Catalyst from v10.3 to v11.4 doesnt work (11.5 works fine)

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    Got it to work. Thanks!
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    Windows 8 Release Preview


    Can I have some help dual-booting Windows 8 with Windows 7? A tutorial or anything will be fine.
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    Kansas
    Posts : 124
    WDP 8 x86


    Quote Originally Posted by XboxOmac View Post
    Can I have some help dual-booting Windows 8 with Windows 7? A tutorial or anything will be fine.
    Here is a tutorial from our sister site SevenForums. Good luck to you with your install :ninja:
    Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista - Windows 7 Forums
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    Windows 8 Release Preview


    I'll try this when I get home from school.

    Thanks!
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