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  1. #31

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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    you have your reserved partition, which tells you that you cannot install, let's say Win8, you can move this partition, but in my case (my reserved with Win8 on +Win8 CP is only 100 mb). I could not install Win8 over Win7 because the reserved partition did not let me.
    So I deleted the reserved partition, to install Win8CP next to Win8RP (on another drive). The system created a new reserved partition and now I have on 1 drive Win8CP on the next Win8RP?
    I did this to install Win8RP OVER Win7. on my other drive remains Win8CP.

    So in your case you need Win8 next to Win7......Si if this does not work, do not shoot at me.

    Before I deleted the reserved partition, this was only 100mb for both Win8CP and Win7.


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  2. #32

    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    I am glad you got it sorted.
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  3. #33

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    I made an account just to say that whs' solution works, and thank-you very much.

    I know I'm bumping the thread, but oh well. Thanks again.
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  4. #34

    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7

    Thanks for the kind words.
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