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Dual-booting Windows 8 and XP

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    Well, I just checked if I really had a GPT HD, and it seems that I don't.

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    with a pre-installed Windows 8 in the other partition.
    Your screenshot in showing a non-pre-installed Windows 8 PC.
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    Whoops, I think I'm kind of wording things a bit badly. My bad. The gaming computer I got weeks ago had just Windows 8, and Windows 8 was in a state of which I had to create an user for it, register it, apply regional and keyboard settings, etc; before normal use. Not sure if that is what people call "pre-installed", right? I then made a partition for XP days ago, but then I removed it hours ago. That screenshot is showing an unpartitioned HDD (1TB), taken a few minutes ago.
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    Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
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    Sure:
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    Do you have Windows 8 x32 install or x64?

    Do you have another HD Drive?
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    64-bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FS2004ACoF View Post
    64-bit.
    Your screenshot in showing a non-pre-installed Windows 8 x64 PC.
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  9. #19


    Mmm... I see. No, the PC only has one HDD. Thanks.
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    It would be better to have two HD Drives.
    or use a VM.
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