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Interesting observation regarding Hardware reserved

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    I think the mystery is solved. I had forgotten that Win8 is an x86 version. I feel like a dummy now.

    I am sure in an x64 version the hardware reserved will be back to 2MBs. But I have no plans right now to redo my installation - too much invested in the current setup.

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  2. #12


    Look at the In Use, are both on the same HDD ie do you have them dual boot?
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  3. #13


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by aem View Post
    Look at the In Use, are both on the same HDD ie do you have them dual boot?
    Win8 is on a HDD all by itself and Win7 is on an SSD. They do not share the bootmgr. I switch with the BIOS boot order.
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  4. #14


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Deleting a dual boot Windows 7 & Windows 8 is as easy as ABC.
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html
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  5. #15


    Australia
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    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Deleting a dual boot Windows 7 & Windows 8 is as easy as ABC.
    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html
    You did read what whs said, right? He has too much invested in his current setup... I'm assuming that means he won't bother to reinstall at this time, and only will when absolutely necessary. :P
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  6. #16


    Germany/Florida
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    If I had room on my SSD, I could make an x64 dual boot there. That would be interesting to compare in performance terms. I guess I have to scout for a bigger Vertex2
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  7. #17


    Australia
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    If I had room on my SSD, I could make an x64 dual boot there. That would be interesting to compare in performance terms. I guess I have to scout for a bigger Vertex2
    Yeah, although that'd be more money for you to have to spend...
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  8. #18


    Germany/Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    If I had room on my SSD, I could make an x64 dual boot there. That would be interesting to compare in performance terms. I guess I have to scout for a bigger Vertex2
    Yeah, although that'd be more money for you to have to spend...
    LOL - at my age you do not save money - you spend it for fun things.
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  9. #19


    Australia
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    Windows 8 Dev Preview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    If I had room on my SSD, I could make an x64 dual boot there. That would be interesting to compare in performance terms. I guess I have to scout for a bigger Vertex2
    Yeah, although that'd be more money for you to have to spend...
    LOL - at my age you do not save money - you spend it for fun things.
    Well lucky for you! If I wanted Windows in both x86 and x64 I'd be spending my food money on it.
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  10. #20


    Appelhülsen Germany
    Posts : 189
    Windows 7 and Windows Developer Dual efi boot


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    LOL - at my age you do not save money - you spend it for fun things.
    +1 lol
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