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install windows 8 in an existing partition(dual boot)?

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    install windows 8 in an existing partition(dual boot)?


    I have to install windows 8 in an existing partition, do i need to format the partition first. What steps do i follow?

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    Hello rishabhg492

    First, if there is any data in the partition you want to install Windows 8, move the data to another partition.

    Second, boot up from the Windows 8 installation DVD and when it asks you to select a partition, choose the intended partition and that should do it.

    Hope I could help
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    Always good to clean the partition first.

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