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Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

  1. #11


    Posts : 520
    Windows 8, x64, DP8102 - Win7 Ultimate x64, Dual Boot


    Quote Originally Posted by gferen View Post
    so if i boot my PC from USB win 8 install and use refersh my PC? i hope will not destroy boot manager like fist time i did it. or would be beter to run startup repair insted?
    I was OK. When you go to refresh, it will ask you which particular region you want to refresh.

    Here was my experience (pressing F8, mind you but you should get the same if you boot with Win 8 install DVD or USB):

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  2. #12


    Bahrain
    Posts : 154
    Triple Boot: Windows Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Release Preview, Virtual Machine ( Windows 8 )


    great tutorial Shawn....
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  3. #13


    Posts : 21,823
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you Shon.
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  4. #14


    Bahrain
    Posts : 154
    Triple Boot: Windows Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Release Preview, Virtual Machine ( Windows 8 )


    welczzz....
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  5. #15


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Hiyya Shawn I have downloaded the 8 as per the link. On my main hard drive you can see that I have the 8 in the new partition - now I don't want to muck up but do I need to copy this to a thumb drive or can I set the machine to start up with that blue screen with options (my preference). I also allocated quite by mistake the system reserved a letter do I need to remove that letter? <br><br>Sorry for being a bit dumb but I would rather make sure with Yoda before I totally have to "reinvent" my main machine.
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  6. #16


    1) Put the iso file you download back onto C:
    2) Download 7-zip and unzip your iso file.
    3) After unzipped, go into the Windows 8 folder, go into Sources and double-click Setup.
    This will then kick off the pre-installation window and from there you will be able to select Parition F to install your Windows 8 on.
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  7. #17


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    1) Put the iso file you download back onto C:
    2) Download 7-zip and unzip your iso file.
    3) After unzipped, go into the Windows 8 folder, go into Sources and double-click Setup.
    This will then kick off the pre-installation window and from there you will be able to select Parition F to install your Windows 8 on.
    Thanks aem
    Now I copy / paste it from the F: partition into the C: partition
    Unzip in C: with that app
    Open the folder (still in C:?) > Sources > Setup > giver me that pre-installation window.

    Sorry mate think I have got that I just want to be absolutely sure don't want to end up trashing anything.
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  8. #18


    This is my setup. Extended Partition off C and are Logical drives.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 21,823
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    1) Put the iso file you download back onto C:
    2) Download 7-zip and unzip your iso file.
    3) After unzipped, go into the Windows 8 folder, go into Sources and double-click Setup.
    This will then kick off the pre-installation window and from there you will be able to select Parition F to install your Windows 8 on.
    Thanks aem
    Now I copy / paste it from the F: partition into the C: partition
    Unzip in C: with that app
    Open the folder (still in C:?) > Sources > Setup > giver me that pre-installation window.

    Sorry mate think I have got that I just want to be absolutely sure don't want to end up trashing anything.
    Hello John,

    Yep, you have it right. You should be good to go from there. After this, select the "Custom" option instead of "Upgrade", then select the drive/partition that you want to install Windows 8 on.
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  10. #20


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
    Posts : 300
    8 Pro desk 1 (SB) 7 Home desk 2 (IB) 8 Pro Lap 1


    Thanks Shawn I'll give the go ahead then - up with the goods again
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