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installing windows 8.1 on seperate drive or partition?

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    installing windows 8.1 on seperate drive or partition?


    I was wondering if it was possible to install windows 8.1 onto a separate drive or partition while currently running 8.1. Recently I have acquired a new copy of windows 8.1 and have been wanting to install it onto my ssd. The only problem was that I don't have a disc drive and I do not have a large enough usb drive for the iso. So I was attempting to install it via a virtual drive. It seemed to be working until it notified me that I already had windows 8.1 currently installed and only asked me if I would like to add features. So is there a way to install windows 8.1 via virtual drive onto my ssd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuckerfoxy View Post
    I was wondering if it was possible to install windows 8.1 onto a separate drive or partition while currently running 8.1.
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by tuckerfoxy View Post
    The only problem was that I don't have a disc drive and I do not have a large enough usb drive for the iso.
    In Windows 8.1, right click on the Windows 8.1 ISO image file and choose either Mount or Open with > Windows Explorer.

    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

    D) Open the sources folder first, and run the setup.exe file inside the sources folder. (see screenshots below)






    You can now finish doing a clean install of Windows 8 to either the empty HDD or partition.

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installing windows 8.1 on seperate drive or partition?
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