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  1. #1

    should i

    i dont no if i should clean install windows 8 c preview or should i put it on the partion of my hard drive i dont use

    systerm specs

    acer ax3950
    i3 530
    4 gig ram
    640gb hard drive

    i think my hard drive is all ready partitioned
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  2. #2

    Posts : 561
    W10 x64 pro and W10 x86

    I would put it on the D partition and dual boot so you have choice of W8 and whatever you have now.

    That's what I am going to do tomorrow (have it all ready to go as an burned ISO). I did that with the developer preview months ago.

    I do have a safety net in the form of Acronis disk images and so I can revert back 100% to exactly how it all was (that's all partitions). That's the one program I couldn't do without.
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  3. #3

    Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    Posts : 4,115
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

    I would not Clean Install it over Windows 7 until you are used to it and ready to keep it for good. I would also recommend waiting until the final release before you being to use it as your main.

    Dual booting however is a great idea. Rather than using the Data ( D: ) partition though, I would split that partition in half and then install Windows 8 Consumer Preview on the new partition. That way you still have a place to keep your files. If you want to install WCP on a new partition do the following:

    Shrink the D: partition by 191GB (195584MB).
    Partition or Volume - Shrink - Windows 7 Forums

    Then create a new partition using all of the available space.
    Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Forums

    Finally, download and install the Consumer Preview.
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