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Unique Win8 win7 dual boot, is it possible?

  1. #31


    Hey Theog, Im about to attempt this now. I got a free windows 7 64bit pro, from a program through my school. and it occurred to me that will I beable to default boot to windows 7? do you have a tutorial for that?

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  2. #32


    you also lose me at the "delete all partitions" step. I assume this is not a step for dual booting, because its a new laptop. and the only partition should be the windows8 partition right?
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  3. #33


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    Quote Originally Posted by plane1 View Post
    you also lose me at the "delete all partitions" step. I assume this is not a step for dual booting, because its a new laptop. and the only partition should be the windows8 partition right?
    Quote Originally Posted by plane1 View Post
    Hey Theog, Im about to attempt this now. I got a free windows 7 64bit pro, from a program through my school. and it occurred to me that will I beable to default boot to windows 7? do you have a tutorial for that?
    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

    Delete all partitions is STEP SIX.
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  4. #34


    all right then, that was a 1D10T error for sure. . . thanks
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  5. #35


    alright Iv started, and pressing F12 isnt opening up the boot menu, it just boots normally into win8. any idea what thats about?
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    Check your manual for the F? key.
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  7. #37


    Toshiba is consistently F12, might I have to unlock an option to allow me to enter the boot menu?
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  8. #38


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    You can DISABLE Quick Boot in the BIOS this will slow down the boot post.
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  9. #39


    alright ill try that, and then enable it after
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  10. #40


    I just went into the Bios and changed to boot order to the ODD and then booted into the CD and now its just sitting at a "starting windows" splash screen as if it doesnt realize I want to install?
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