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  1. #1


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    Windows Vista Home Premium

    Questions on the Install Windows 8 Developer Preview.


    Hi everyone, I am new here....

    1. Can I use a USB Flash Drive for the Install of the Developer Preview of Windows 8?
    2. Will I lose Windows Vista Home Premium?

    Thank you!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 21,818
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello FirelightXtreme, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Q1) Yes, you can. The tutorial below can help show you how to.



    Q2) If you try to install Windows 8 from within Vista, then you would lose Vista. You could use the tutorial below for how to setup a dual boot with Windows 8 and Vista when Vista is installed first. It's the same steps, but just substitute Vista for Windows 7 in the tutorial.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 5
    Windows Vista Home Premium


    I had Vista for a long time, do i install The developer preview so i can do the dual boot thing..?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5
    Windows Vista Home Premium


    I am downloading it now.

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  5. #5


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Windows 8 Developer Preview is an alpha version and just for getting a look at Win8, it's not recommended to use as your only OS. It's not polished, and buggy, some parts of the OS are not yet included.

    Keep you Vista intact and put Win8 in a separate partition, use Brink's tutorial:
    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 7 and Windows 8


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