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windows 8 dual boot?

  1. #1


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    windows 8 dual boot?


    Hi ,

    I have installed one windows 8 system in drive C on my laptop, May I install other windows 8 system on drive D so I can make my pc dual bootable?

    Please let me know the detail process to do this if you did this thing before.

    Thanks for your help.

    Mark

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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


    Welcome. Yes. I think all you have to do is follow this tutorial (Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista) as though Win7, rather than Win8, already is installed. I have never done so. So, before proceeding, get some confirmation about what I have said.
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    Do you have two licence, one for each install?
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  4. #4


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    windows 8


    but I need two windows 8 systems as dual boot, please help
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  5. #5


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    windows 8


    Do I have to have two licenses for this dual boot installation?
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    One licence = One install.
    Two licence = Two installs.
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    windows 8


    May I use one product key for two system installation because the two system are installed in same machine.Thanks
    Last edited by mshen; 15 Mar 2013 at 14:51.
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    You need to have purchased two Windows 8's--two product keys.
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    Vista and Win7


    It may work if you install in virtual: VMware Player - Install Windows 8
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