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  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1


    Dual boot...

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  2. #12


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


    Quote Originally Posted by andreah1
    I also have a smaller drive that I installed win 8 pro on a few weeks ago when it first was offered for cheap...what if I connected that hard drive as a "2nd" instead?
    64 bit Windows 8 Pro, yes.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1


    Ok! Finally some good news, lol! So I can just plug it in and start the machine and assume it will go to the main drive unless I tell it in BIOS to go to the 2nd drive?
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  4. #14


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    But you must delete the Windows 7 install on the old PC, or You will have NO original software.

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    Automatic Repair - Run in Windows 8
    will strart on first boot.
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    Vista and Win7
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The Windows 7 DVD will not boot to install, as all New PC's have Secure Boot.
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  7. #17


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    Windows 8.1


    I don't want to install from scratch anyways.....I don't have the data allowance to download all the updates all over again.....I think I will go with the small hard drive I have with windows 8 pro on it. Seems like that one I can just plug and go....
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  8. #18


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    This is a holy mess. I think I'll go Android.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by andreah1 View Post
    I don't want to install from scratch anyways.....I don't have the data allowance to download all the updates all over again.....I think I will go with the small hard drive I have with windows 8 pro on it. Seems like that one I can just plug and go....
    Your best bet.
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  10. #20


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    What you lose, when booting Windows 7 on your new PC.

    warning   Warning
    not sure if that would be the case ,would it not be of ,when the computer is rebooted it would not know what choice you are going to make until after the UEFI checked the trusted boot, now I could be wrong ,as I usually am .
    quote from link -(UEFI) to block the loading and operation of any program or driver that has not been signed by an OS-provided key.,
    so as long as the key is good ,it should be ok
    I have win8 on older Dell ,and after reading the info in this thread about install win7 and win8 on 2 drives ,I decided to shrink my hdd creating another partition and install win7 on it and see what happens ,it all went great within 1 hr, im dual booting win7&8 no issues on bootup ,no way to test secure boot ,something I think is not on my old Dell anyway
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