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Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with

  1. #60


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It will not work with a Windows 7 Home Premium VHD if that's what you meant. If you are still using a Windows 8 VHD, then it will work.

    Yep, as long as you follow the tutorial step by step, and no mistakes made of course, it should go fine.
    Yes. Just to clarify again. I am currently on Windows 7 Home Premium and want to install Windows 8 Pro using your guide. And would you recommend me to use dynamic or fixed?

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  2. #61


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    No problem. Yes, that would work. I would recommend using a fixed VHD.
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  3. #62


    Okay. Thanks i will go and do it in the after noon and report back.
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    You're welcome.
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  5. #64


    Im sorry but another query. If i want to delete this do i need to mess with the bootloader or just restore using the backup taken in step 1? Then delte? Thanka!
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  6. #65


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    No problem. To remove it, while in Windows 7, delete the Windows 8 from your boot list like in the tutorial below. Afterwards, you can delete the VHD file if you like.

    Windows Boot Manager - Delete a Listed Operating System - Windows 7 Forums
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  7. #66


    So you dont need to restore the backup from step 1? Thanks
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  8. #67


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    If you like. The way I posted above is the manual way. The backup will basically do the same thing, but just restore the boot manager to how it was when the backup was created. Either way will work.
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  9. #68


    Okay. Sorry to bother you once again. But just to be sure not to ruin my computer. I just boot into windows 7 and restore the backup from step 1 then delete the vhd file?
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  10. #69


    It worked. I dual booting with this tutorial now! Thanks. I have not tried removal yet though as I have installed all my drivers and such already...
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