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final question on dual boot option

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    final question on dual boot option


    I have final question...
    1.cant we install windows 7 & 8 both( one already existing in c drive) except D or E drive?
    2.if 5th volume is created and converted to dynamic then that is harmful for pc & for learner like me.
    3 what if I created new 5th unallocated volume and don't convert to new volume and install another window in that un allocated 5th drive?does it automatically coverts to dynamic disk as new volume.
    4. final but important question.....is there any method that I can install windows 8 into any other drive except C D E ...

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    They are "partitions" not "drives". MS calls them "drives" and that is confusing because they are all likely on the SAME physical "drive".

    On an MBR formatted drive, 4 primary (or three primary and an extended) are all the partitions you can have. There is no way around that. Creating another, no matter how you create it, is going to force conversion to Dynamic Disks.

    What is already on the PC -- Windows 7? And, is that in the "C" partition?

    You ask about installing (I presume, Win8) to D, or E -- but those are formatted partitions and if you install Win8 to them, you will overwrite whatever is there already. IS that what you want to do?
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    Maybe the advice should be "take it to a PC shop"....
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    You could be right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dare2winnn View Post
    2.if 5th volume is created and converted to dynamic then that is harmful for pc & for learner like me.
    It's not "harmful".
    Quote Originally Posted by dare2winnn View Post
    3 what if I created new 5th unallocated volume and don't convert to new volume and install another window in that un allocated 5th drive?does it automatically coverts to dynamic disk as new volume.
    You can't do anything with unallocated space before creating a new volume/partition.

    Quote Originally Posted by dare2winnn View Post
    4. final but important question.....is there any method that I can install windows 8 into any other drive except C D E ...
    If you have any other drive except C D E, sure - why not? Boot your computer from Windows installation DVD and choose your desired drive when the installer asks.

    Hope these answers were helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dare2winnn View Post
    2.if 5th volume is created and converted to dynamic then that is harmful for pc & for learner like me.
    It's not "harmful".
    Quote Originally Posted by dare2winnn View Post
    3 what if I created new 5th unallocated volume and don't convert to new volume and install another window in that un allocated 5th drive?does it automatically coverts to dynamic disk as new volume.
    You can't do anything with unallocated space before creating a new volume/partition.

    Quote Originally Posted by dare2winnn View Post
    4. final but important question.....is there any method that I can install windows 8 into any other drive except C D E ...
    If you have any other drive except C D E, sure - why not? Boot your computer from Windows installation DVD and choose your desired drive when the installer asks.

    Hope these answers were helpful.
    Save your fingers.

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
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