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Windows 8 dual booting question

  1. #1

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    Windows 7

    Windows 8 dual booting question


    I have a 2nd unused SSD that I would like to install Windows 8 on to. I already have Windows 7 on another SSD.

    Is it as simple as fresh installing as normal on to the other unused SSD? then I can have a choice to dual boot to Windows 8 instead??

    Thank you, all help is highly appreciated!

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  2. #2

    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    Simple answer is yes.

    BTW, Welcome to the Eight Forums. . .
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  3. #3

    unplug the drive with 7 on it, install 2nd drive, install windows 8, once done turn off PC, reconnect drive with windows 7 and start up PC, use the F12 key to choose what drive to boot from...
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  4. #4

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Otherwise it will stick all of the system boot files for 8/x onto the drive with 7 on it.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    Okay, thank you so much for the help guys!
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