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How to install dual OS (win 7 and win 8) using the win 8 upgrade offer

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    Ah. Okay.

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  2. #22


    I use a boot manager to run 7 and 8 - No problems. Most likely I could also just run from two different hard drives.

    I ordered the 8 upgrade using the consumer preview, I then burnt and installed from a DVD.

    Like you I need to run both 7 and 8 alternatively, just so that I can get 8 working properly.

    I use the Start button from Source Forge.

    AFAICT the only way MS could associate my copies of 7 and 8 is by using the motherboard serial number during the activation process.
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  3. #23


    @machare I am not so technical so can you please explain me in simple terms, either via PM or here, how can I enable dual OS?
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  4. #24


    Option 1 is to have two hard disks, and then choose which one you want to use by entering the bios setup.

    Option 2 is to use a Boot Manager such as Bootit Bare Metal. This allows you to have several partitions on one disk. Each partition contains a different OS. When the PC boots it runs Bootit. Bootit then provides a menu where you can choose which partition to boot. The other OS partitions are kept hidden. Data can be kept in a separate partition which is available to whichever OS you run.
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  5. #25


    Does this apply to the $39.95 upgrade? I didn't bother to read the Eula.

    In my case, I downloaded from my Windows 7/64 Pro box and created an ISO file. I created a bootable thumb drive from the ISO and installed it on my Samsung slate.

    I have every intention of leaving Windows 7/64 Pro on my desktop. And I've considered dual booting between 7 & 8 on that box w/ separate partitions. I haven't rebooted that box since creating the ISO file. (I am at work now.) So I hope I am not locked out of that box.

    I hope the $39.95 upgrade doesn't have the same Eula as the $14.95 upgrade.

    Let me know...
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    skallal it's against the EULA to keep your Windows 7

    macharre , updating from the consumer preview is against the EULA
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    The upgrade is not tied to Windows 7. You can upgrade from XP or Vista. If the second boot partition has a proper installation of XP or any other qualified system, you can then upgrade that partition to Windows 8. You are upgrading the OS that's on the second boot partition. So the statement "it's against the EULA to keep your Windows 7" is simply not correct in all cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalBear View Post
    The upgrade is not tied to Windows 7. You can upgrade from XP or Vista. If the second boot partition has a proper installation of XP or any other qualified system, you can then upgrade that partition to Windows 8. You are upgrading the OS that's on the second boot partition. So the statement "it's against the EULA to keep your Windows 7" is simply not correct in all cases.

    read again I was talking to Skallal who have the intention to keep is actual Windows 7 from witch he update,

    kallal it's against the EULA to keep your Windows 7


    SO HE HAVE NO RIGHT TO KEEP IS WINDOWS 8 AFTER
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CalBear View Post
    The upgrade is not tied to Windows 7. You can upgrade from XP or Vista. If the second boot partition has a proper installation of XP or any other qualified system, you can then upgrade that partition to Windows 8. You are upgrading the OS that's on the second boot partition. So the statement "it's against the EULA to keep your Windows 7" is simply not correct in all cases.

    Oh boy the cheater is talking to me, mr. EULA cheater, in your case and in the case of the 2 persons I refer too, it's is againt the EULA. if you can't afford a legal OS please refrain your comment,
    I can see where that is true for the $15 upgrade but not in general...
    If you wish to install Windows, any Windows, on a second boot partition it is considered a second computer per the EULA. So you are saying if I have 2 licensed "partition-computers" and one of them happens to be Windows 7, then I cannot upgrade the other "partition-computer" to Windows 8. That simply doesn't make sense, each partition is considered a separate computer, that's why the operating system in each partition needs a separate license.
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    Windows 8 Pro/Windows 8 Pro/Windows 7 64 Bit64Bit/Windows XP


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    skallal it's against the EULA to keep your Windows 7

    macharre , updating from the consumer preview is against the EULA
    Can someone explain to me in English why I cant have say an OEM Windows 7 on one partitition and an Upgrade Windows 8 on another partition. In other words how is this hurting Microsoft if I'm just gradually moving from one OS to another without destroying my previous OS. I know about the EULA, but how is it hurting Microsoft.
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