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  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows 7 Ultimate [Both 32-Bit]

    Windows 8 and Windows 7


    I am dual booting win8 and win7 in my pc.
    I use Win7 much more than win8.
    Currently my default operating system is Win7.
    and I want to change my default operating to Win8.
    Will It be All Right?
    I mean there are some problems in installing some software but I love win8's everything...
    So please feedback...

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello WritZ, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Sure, you can safely change what OS you would like to be the default OS to run at startup automatically. The tutorials below can help show you how to in either OS.

    Startup Options - Choose a Default OS to Run at Startup in Windows 8

    or

    How to Change the Default Operating System to Start in Windows 7 and Vista

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows 7 Ultimate [Both 32-Bit]


    I think you did ot get my qs...
    I am actually thinking about using Win8 as main OS over Windows7 but most of the apps dont install[for instance, KIS 2012 dont install, .NET 3.5.1 Dont install, My drivers dont install]..
    So iam asking if i should change or not...mean, Will it be SAFE??
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  4. #4


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    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by WritZ View Post
    I think you did ot get my qs...
    I am actually thinking about using Win8 as main OS over Windows7 but most of the apps dont install[for instance, KIS 2012 dont install, .NET 3.5.1 Dont install, My drivers dont install]..
    So iam asking if i should change or not...mean, Will it be SAFE??
    It's good that KIS is not installing because if it did, it would likely crash the machine a lot. Windows 8 already has an antivirus built into it, that you need not worry or think about.

    As for the .Net, if you search this forum, you can find the command to run to make things happen well.

    To install drivers, use the device manager.

    Yes, changing which operating system is default is actually simple and safe to do, as Brink has shown.
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  5. #5


    India
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows 7 Ultimate [Both 32-Bit]


    i already had changed the operating system before i created the thread here...but as i found the antivirus not to work, i was confused if it was safe to browse the internet in Win8...But now I know that it contains an Inbuilt AV, So I can start using Win8 as my Default most used OS

    BTW Thanks!!
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  6. #6


    India
    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows 7 Ultimate [Both 32-Bit]


    I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 also in my PC.
    Will the Startup work correctly.
    I mean that the Windows 8 BootMGR has a graphical UI and when we select windows 7 the pc restarts...so will windows 7 load when grub is installed.. and if it loads If Windows8 work again??
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