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Win8 Locks up

  1. #1


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    Win 7/8

    Win8 Locks up


    I have two hard drives in my machine. One is a SSD and the other is a WD 64 MB cache 2 terabyte drive. I have Windows 7 installed on the SSD which works fine. I later, when I received it, installed Win8 on the other drive for a dual boot. It works, the screen comes up allowing me to choose between the OS's. Like I said picking 7 works fine but when I go into 8 it boots up, shows the Metro and is locked solid. I havent waited more than 5 mins but i get tired of it locking. Anyone else having this problem? I have 16 gigs of Kingston Ram, 2 ATI 6950 with combined 4 gigs. AMD 8 core and a ASUS motherboard. Everything was bought this year. Except for the Video cards. I am trying to update the ATI software but it is locked so i cant. Any ideas out there?
    Thanks,
    Cammel

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5
    Win 7/8


    Does no one have a clue or am I being ignored? I said and truly mean I was sorry for my assinine comment in another post. Please help. I have an update to the problem. I got into Win 7, opened msconfig and changed the boot order to Win 7 first. Works great now the problem is the keyboard does not work during the 30 second countdown for the picking of the OS. I can wait the 10 seconds it takes now but i dont understand what is happening with the keyboard, it used to work. Win 8 never worked. Please help. Any ideas.
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  3. #3


    Is it alright for you to remove the second hard drive temporarily and create another unallocated partition in the SSD and install Windows 8 on the unallocated partition, I am not sure what type of Windows 8 you have bought because you need two separate keys ( Win 7& Win 8) to have dual booting. For more additional info, have a look at this tutorial:Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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