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Win8 pro64 (for OEM software) how many reinstalls possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by nichos View Post
    Thank you both,

    But I did install the first dualboot in a Logical drive and it worked fine.

    If I choose Custom, read the warning in the last foto I sent earlier, it says will delete everything on the HD & install win8.
    I do not want to loose all, I want to dualboot.
    I will try & change, If I can, the new logical partition "I" I created into PRIMARY, if it is possible to have 2 Primaries on one HD.
    If you get that warning, then you are trying to install on the wrong drive. Yes, you can have two primaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by znod View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nichos View Post
    Thank you both,

    But I did install the first dualboot in a Logical drive and it worked fine.

    If I choose Custom, read the warning in the last foto I sent earlier, it says will delete everything on the HD & install win8.
    I do not want to loose all, I want to dualboot.
    I will try & change, If I can, the new logical partition "I" I created into PRIMARY, if it is possible to have 2 Primaries on one HD.
    If you get that warning, then you are trying to install on the wrong drive. Yes, you can have two primaries.
    SOLVED

    Thank you, somebody persuaded me to use the second (Advansed) option of install, which let me choose a partition & Win8 is now running.
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    You are welcome. You might want to mark your problem solved officially.
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