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Unique Win8 win7 dual boot, is it possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Welcome to EightForums, plane 1 & kdarigliere.


    You can install Windows 7 in dual boot first or second.

    Follow Step one to five in this tutorial:
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

    Than follow this tutorial:
    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
    When you have made your Toshiba recovery disks, you could make a dual boot with Windows 7.

    Than when you are done with Windows 7
    Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 - Delete Windows 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by plane1 View Post
    Theog, Will creating a recovery disk help me achieve what I explained above? Has it been done before? I dont want to try something experimental.

    my knowledge of the recovery disk is that its for, well "recovering" a corrupt system to previous system setting. If thats true I am not seeing how this will help me achieve this unique dual boot?
    The Recovery disks will return your PC back to the first time you booted up.
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  3. #13


    I dont want this to be a temporary fix, I dont plan on deleting win7. I want win7 to be the primary and win8 to be seconday
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    Quote Originally Posted by plane1 View Post
    I dont want this to be a temporary fix, I dont plan on deleting win7. I want win7 to be the primary and win8 to be seconday
    I f You dual boot, that is wont you will have.
    Last edited by theog; 03 Dec 2012 at 11:20.
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  5. #15


    I dont think you are understanding what I am attempting to accomplish
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    You would like to dual Windodws 8 & windows 7.
    Like this one.

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  7. #17


    Yes I want to dual boot win7 on Top of an already existing win8 install. But You the method you suggest seems to imply a temporary nature, that I will have to delete windows7. or wont have to option to switch back and forth fron both OS. it seems like ill need to recover windows 8 every time I would like to play around. I dont believe thats a true dual boot.

    am I missunderstanding you somewhere?
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    I give you a option to delete Windows 7, if you wanted to, say in two months time.
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  9. #19


    alright, I have to say thank you for dealing with my missunderstanding. Can you spell it out for me just so we know we are on the same page, how will it work exactly?

    I will be able to boot into win8 or 7 when ever I like on a whim? right? I dont have to be stuck in win7 and then use the recovery disk to enter win8? what is the failure rate of this? I dont want to **** up my brand new laptop with an unsure method. I hope you understand my need to confirm every detail of this proccess.

    Thank You!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by plane1 View Post
    alright, I have to say thank you for dealing with my missunderstanding. Can you spell it out for me just so we know we are on the same page, how will it work exactly?

    I will be able to boot into win8 or 7 when ever I like on a whim? right? I dont have to be stuck in win7 and then use the recovery disk to enter win8? what is the failure rate of this? I dont want to **** up my brand new laptop with an unsure method. I hope you understand my need to confirm every detail of this proccess.

    Thank You!!!
    Yes,

    You will have a boot menu like this.

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