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Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

  1. #330


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You could use either option to turn off fast startup, but Option One would probably be the usual method.

    Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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  2. #331


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    win-7-8.1


    Okay,
    I was looking at the bat files
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  3. #332


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Those would be fine to use as well if you like.
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  4. #333


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    win-7-8.1


    Everything seems fine so far last of the 8.0 updates loading,

    The boot timer seems to be pretty quick but the login to win.8 is for my outlook.com email address
    A little strong for a computer login
    Cheers.

    Siw2 posted this I have no idea what it means,
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  5. #334


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I wouldn't worry about it. You can use Disk Cleanup to delete any previous or leftover Windows installation files.
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  6. #335


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    win-7-8.1


    Thanks Brink works well now,
    Made win-7 default os with a 5 second wait,
    With win8 as default it was really slow booting to win-7 way longer than the 30 seconds it showed,
    Did indeed use the turn off start fast in 8 before
    Cheers for tlc
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  7. #336


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Mike,

    I'm glad to hear that it's running smoothly.
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  8. #337


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    win 7


    HI all,

    I want ask question,
    currently i have two OS, Win 7 pro 64bit and Win 8 pro 64bit (that's from MSDN Academic Alliance)
    Would this OS type are safe to setup a dual boot ?

    Currently Win 7 is already installed on my System.
    i have plan to install win 8, because it could be expired (have an expired date around this mid year i think)

    so far is been great enough using Win7, my PC is majorly for gaming, do you think is okay/necessary to install win 8 on my system so become a dual boot? what do you guys though?

    the only reason i would want to install win 8 because, i'm afraid it got expired, got it from msdnaa.

    this is my disk management,


    1. 500GB seagate (3 partition, C: win7+program, D/E: data & program)
    2. 2TB seagate (this is new HDD, 2 partition, H: still empty, I: for data)

    my plan is i would to install win 8 on the drive H.
    If i installed win 8 on the drive H, would be the data from drive I got deleted? (just for safety question).
    but the other side, i would have a plan to buy SSD too, but i'm not sure when. If i buy ssd someday, Can i move OS Win8 system that already installed, into that ssd someday? and still become a dual boot?

    overall question: are this already safe enough to follow 'dual boot' instruction on the first page?
    What is the best way to install windows 8 for a dualboot (from my condition)?

    thanks in advanced.
    Last edited by ZBrotheR; 29 Jun 2014 at 06:33.
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  9. #338


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by ZBrotheR View Post
    overall question: are this already safe enough to follow 'dual boot' instruction on the first page?
    What is the best way to install windows 8 for a dualboot (from my condition)?

    thanks in advanced.
    You could dual boot or if you don't really want to use Winows 8 you could activate it in a VM. And then ignore it. If you use Hyper-V you can boot from the VHD.
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  10. #339


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    win 7


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ZBrotheR View Post
    overall question: are this already safe enough to follow 'dual boot' instruction on the first page?
    What is the best way to install windows 8 for a dualboot (from my condition)?

    thanks in advanced.
    You could dual boot or if you don't really want to use Winows 8 you could activate it in a VM. And then ignore it. If you use Hyper-V you can boot from the VHD.
    Thanks for reply.

    if i install the win 8 on vm, where does the OEM license bind into? can i use the win 8 again into different PC?
    Last edited by ZBrotheR; 29 Jun 2014 at 11:19.
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