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Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7


    If you are not sure how much space you will need, dynamic is a more flexible setting. It takes the space as needed. With fixed, the total space is being allocated right away. Fixed may have a bit less overhead in processing though.
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Sep 2011 at 09:01.

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  2. #12


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


    nice tutorial.... Shawn, can you tell me that the features like: the new task bar, the aero, the animated boot screen, the new logon screen are there in the Windows Developers Preview? and can you tell me which all features are not there also..?

    Shon...
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by djshonrock View Post
    nice tutorial.... Shawn, can you tell me that the features like: the new task bar, the aero, the animated boot screen, the new logon screen are there in the Windows Developers Preview? and can you tell me which all features are not there also..?

    Shon...
    Just have a read of the forum, all that is explained and more.
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  4. #14


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


    will i get transparency without video driver?

    Shon...
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  5. #15


    Give it a try and let us know.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Shon,

    Since Windows 8 will install and act as if you installed it normally directly to a partition, you should. I did with the default video driver included in Windows 8.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  7. #17


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


    I'm getting the Developers Preview on the 1st of oct.. jus wanted to know some details... thanks for all the answers...
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  8. #18


    Posts : 21,816
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Shon. Glad that we could help.
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  9. #19


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


    Frankly speaking, sevenforums and eightforums are the most useful website for me in the internet. if i post a threads, i will get to get the problem solved within a day or two.. Thanks to the great members...
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  10. #20


    Posts : 11
    win 7 ultimate


    Could you kindly expand your excellent tutorial to include installing the VHD on a raid array??

    Comments:
    I tried this onto a simple hard drive and it works great ( as did some time ago your similar article for windows ultimate in the Win 7 section ) ! Thanks! But i really want to put the VHD on my raid array. With your example the raid drivers have not been placed yet so i can only put the Win 8 VHD on the slow non raid drive.
    I did try delaying my visit to command prompt and using diskpart until AFTER the raid drivers were installed. I created a few VHDs.
    They were listed in the installation of Win 8 set up but the install program told me i could not choose these partions.
    HELP!
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