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  1. #11

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    In effect, that's just an illustration. The tutorial applies as theog says.

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  2. #12

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    windows 8

    How does the tutorial apply when the person gets the same error as me and it requires software thats no longer available.
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  3. #13

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

    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    1) Why do you want to install Windows 7 on the partition wth Windows 8 is in install to?
    Windows 7 would need to be installed to Partition 5 for a dual boot.
    Also the screenshot you post is Windows 7 not Windows 8.

    Attachment 16801

    2) The dual boot tutorial is for Windows 8 DP,CP,RP, & RTM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joinaunion View Post
    Yes the dual boot screenshot I posted is for windows7 and it can't be installed.

    As I mentioned I want to dual boot win8 and win7 I already have win8 installed.

    Neither of the tutorials you posted apply to what I want to do.

    The tutorial is out of date because you need a copy of the windows 8 preview,that is no longer available to anyone.
    You do not need windows 8 preview, as you have Windows 8 RTM
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  4. #14

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    windows 8

    Have I not explained myself well enough.

    I want to install windows 7.

    Like I said I have created the partition windows7 will not install on it because the selected disk is of a GPT partition style.

    That is the same error in the tutorials.
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  5. #15

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

    The Windows 8x64 Pre-installed is installed in UEFI mode & GPT mode.
    It is OK to install Windows 7x64 install in UEFI mode & GPT mode.

    Windows 7x64 will not install to GPT, when the DVD is booted in non--UEFI mode.

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  6. #16

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    Quote Originally Posted by Joinaunion View Post
    The first tutorial shows the person getting the same error as me.

    As you can see windows cannot be installed on disk0 partion3.
    So this tutorial won't work.
    The second tutorial applies to the relesed preview copy of windows 8.This is no longer available from microsoft.
    What you see here is not an error. All that is implied is that the Disc 3 Partition 0 line was highlighted when the snip was made. Note that you have gone too far in the first tutorial. At the bottom of the tutorial, it says:

    "When dual booting with Windows 8 Preinstalled & Windows 7

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

    After step 5, you need to do what theog says:

    "Then follow this tutorial: (installing in uEFI mode.)
    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista"

    Note that what I say below seems logical to me, all things, considered, but I have never performed the indicated steps. If I am wrong, then, hopefully, theog will straighten things out.

    From this link, my inference is that you use UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with to continue your downgrade to Win7 under UEFI.

    From here, my inference is that you go to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with, as referenced in Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista, to install Win8 under UEFI.

    Note that, in effect, you will have setup your dual boot having Win7 installed first.
    Last edited by znod; 17 Feb 2013 at 06:55.
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