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dual boot windows 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 126
    windows 8.1 pro

    dual boot windows 8.1


    Can I clone my hard drive and set up a dual boot that way?
    How to do it?
    I am running 8.1 pro with a purchased licence. Will I run into a license problem on the second boot?
    My goal is to keep a backup system I can work productively on, when my primary system goes buggy...

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Shmu,

    Short answer is no.

    Your product key cannot be used to activate multiple installations. Only one at the same time, and all others uninstalled.

    You could create a system image or a clone as a backup in case you may need it to restore with in the future though.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 126
    windows 8.1 pro


    I have an image created from EaseUS TODO backup, it is saved on a separate partition, but I have only 1 hard disc, and the program won't agree to restore an image to the same hard disc.
    Is there a way to make an image that will be restorable in my situation?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10
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  5. #5


    Posts : 126
    windows 8.1 pro


    that's an awesome program.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad you like it. I hope it will work for you.
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