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Installing Windows 8 with Windows 7 Dual Boot from Flash Drive

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8 Dual-Boot (Ubuntu, Fedora, Windows XP,Windows 7 Home Premium on VM)

    Installing Windows 8 with Windows 7 Dual Boot from Flash Drive


    Hello Windows 8 members.

    I'm Trinty from Windows 7 forums (maybe someone knows me).

    I installed Windows 8 on VM but I want to install it on my current machine,
    dual-boot with Windows 7.

    Windows 7 is already installed and there is one problem. I don't have Install CD and Repair CD.
    My questions :

    1. When I install Win 8 do I need Install CD or Repair CD for Windows 7 (for ex. to repair Bootmgr) ?
    2. Can I install Windows 8 from HDD (without using flash drive or DVD) ?
    - If answer is yes : How ?
    - If answer is no : Can I use Flash Drive 4GB ?

    That is all for now.

    Please answer soon.
    Thanks in advace.
    Baltic Trinty (w7 Trinty)

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Baltic, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You can install Windows 8 with the ISO, DVD, or USB. The tutorial below can help show you how to install Windows 8 to dual boot with Windows 7 using either installation media.

    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8 Dual-Boot (Ubuntu, Fedora, Windows XP,Windows 7 Home Premium on VM)


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Baltic, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You can install Windows 8 with the ISO, DVD, or USB. The tutorial below can help show you how to install Windows 8 to dual boot with Windows 7 using either installation media.

    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Hello Brink.

    Thanks for fast answering and helping. I'm currently downloading ISO file of Windows 8 Consumer Preview and I will try to install it like you said in this tutorial.

    For now that is all. If I have problems in future I know where can I found how to fix it

    Theard Solved.
    Baltic Trinty
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Baltic. If you have any questions, then please feel free to ask.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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