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How will this setup work for me?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    How will this setup work for me?


    Excellent tutorial.I have few questions though.

    Currently i have dual boot windows 7 and Ubuntu and i use EasyBCD to choose which OS to boot at laptop startup.Grub of ubuntu is not in control rather windows boot manager is since i installed Grub in same partition as Ubuntu itself.
    So i am asking how will this setup work for me if i choose to install windows 8 on a separate partition on my laptop.

    Currently i am running windows 8 in virtualbox and its not giving me satisfactory results

    Any suggestion will be appreciated.


    PS: i am dreamer from sevens forum
    Last edited by Brink; 19 Sep 2011 at 12:02. Reason: Moved to new thread

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Ummm no idea yet from anyone???
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  3. #3


    You should be able to add win8 menu to boot with easybcd.
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
    You should be able to add win8 menu to boot with easybcd.
    Nope the only options to add in Easy BCD is windows vista/7 and adding another windows 7,i am not sure how is that supposed to work or will it recognize windows 8 or not
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    What version of easybcd are you using? Use 2.1 or later. Another thing you can try is to install easybcd on win8 and add the win7 install.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I am currently using version 2.1.

    To tell you honestly i am afraid to play with EasyBCD and boot setup too much lest it wreaks havoc on my windows 7.This triple booting with ubuntu is sure a headache for me unless i remove ubuntu and dual boot only 7 and 8.

    Another question can i installing windows 8 on an external HDD and boot from only external HDD when i want to play with windows 8 and leave my laptop boot setup as it is??

    Thanks for the reply.
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    I believe its possible to install win8 on an external hard drive though I haven't personally tried it out. Google is your friend. Just a word of friendly advice though, don't waste time on this build, the beta is likely around the corner.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Thanks for the advice Bill.

    Will keep you informed about the same
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Update: Can't install windows 8 on external HDD.It doesn't support installation on drives connected through USB.Thats the error message setup gave when i tried the same
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