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Multi boot instructions needed

  1. #1


    Posts : 19
    7 and xp and windows 8 finally..!

    Multi boot instructions needed


    Guys i'm running windows XP and windows 7 in a Dual boot configuration..Yesterday i downloaded windows 8 consumer preview and i created a partion for it too...but i didn't installed it on the partition because previously when i installed windows 8 developer preview it didn't showed other OS in select Os so please guide me to how to obtain those 3 Os(7,xp,8)in Choose Os when windows get installed..!

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  2. #2


    If you already have a prtitoin to install Win 8, just burn a DVD and install from DVD. You willl be prompted where you what to install WCP.

    ~edit~

    Choose the right partittion
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  3. #3


    Posts : 19
    7 and xp and windows 8 finally..!


    ok installed nw it gives a weird error pic added of it ...!
    my specs are

    Core 2 duo 2.66 GHZ
    3gb ram
    and Ati hd 4350
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,579
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello ujwalchhabra,

    While in Windows 7, could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) window showing all of your HDD's layout to see if it's ok and ready to install Windows 8 to?

    The tutorial below can help show you how to install Windows 8 on a dual/multi boot setup.

    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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  5. #5


    Posts : 19
    7 and xp and windows 8 finally..!


    Quote Originally Posted by ujwalchhabra View Post
    ok installed nw it gives a weird error pic added of it ...!
    my specs are

    Core 2 duo 2.66 GHZ
    3gb ram
    and Ati hd 4350
    sorry i was late brink..but i installed windows 8 succesfully....and working like a charm and here's the screen as per your request..!Click image for larger version
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Win 8 Pro


    The master boot record limits the amount of partitions that may be placed on a hard disk. A maximum of 4 partitions are allowed.

    It would appear from your screen shot that you have more partitions than 4 on your disk.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,579
    64-bit Windows 10


    That's great news. It looks like you have some unallocated space at the far right that you may be able extend the H: partition into to add it back to the H partition.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 19
    7 and xp and windows 8 finally..!


    Quote Originally Posted by 1OldMan View Post
    The master boot record limits the amount of partitions that may be placed on a hard disk. A maximum of 4 partitions are allowed.

    It would appear from your screen shot that you have more partitions than 4 on your disk.
    no want that unallocated space..its 9 mb..let it reserved for future songs...!
    BTW did i did a strange thing by creating patition?why u all guys like saying MBR restricts?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 19
    7 and xp and windows 8 finally..!


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    That's great news. It looks like you have some unallocated space at the far right that you may be able extend the H: partition into to add it back to the H partition.
    hehe nice idea let me try but why i make changes ? ALl working like charm and first u saw the problem it took tym for me to analyze and solve my problem on my own...i can teach u all hw to add to unallocated spaces in HDD when they are @different place..if u want i can..!
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  10. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It's up to you, but it was just an idea to be able to use the 9 MB.
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