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installing Windows 8 release version on other harddrive

  1. #1


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    installing Windows 8 release version on other harddrive


    hi guys,

    want to install the Release version on another SSD, but starting from my external harddrive or again from my USB stick, I feel that once again my Win 8 Consumer Preview will be overwritten.

    Why is it impossible to choose on which drive this has to go and how can I arrange it to make a dual boot?

    Maybe booting from the USB? Anyway I will not take that risk either

    A fast way to install the Release version on another disk would probably be: remove the Revodrive, install the Release on the Foremay, put back in the Revo, but not for right now.

    The system reserved partition is on the Foremay, so this should work.



    thanks

    jeff
    Last edited by jeffrys; 08 Jun 2012 at 02:01.

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  2. #2


    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Use the Windows To Go method of installation - it works on any target disk and you specify exactly the location that the Windows 8 image is applied to in the command

    imagex /apply D:\sources\install.wim 1 T:

    where D: is the DVD drive where the HRC_CCSA_X86FRE_EN-US_DV5 volume, Windows8-ReleasePreview-32bit-English.iso is mounted, and T: is the target drive for the new Windows 8 RP installation.

    It will not overwrite or damage a system on another partition, unless you specify that partition in your command.

    If installing to a fixed disk, and you want a multiboot window, and if you run Windows 7, and wish to be cautious by not installing the bootloader files from Windows 8, instead of BCDBOOT, just restart from the windows 7 setup DVD, and startup repair the installation Startup Repair - Windows 7 Forums to add Windows 8 RP to the Windows 7 dual boot menu.

    See the tutorial by whs for full details

    Windows 8 To Go - Setup on a USB Flash Drive or USB Disk
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  3. #3


    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    hi Fafhrd,

    no, I want Win8 release on another drive then where Win8 Consumer is on. I do not use a DVD or Win7 for myself (just info here).

    So not on another partition on the same drive.

    thanks
    Jeff
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  4. #4


    BELGIUM
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    I get the "Imagex" is not recognized as an internal or external command.

    So no go.

    but thanks

    Jeff
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    Portsmouth Hants
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Jeffrys - see the tutorial by whs regarding imagex. I shouldn't have used "Partition" I should have said "volume" which can be either partition or hard drive or SSD or USB flash drive.
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  6. #6


    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    well I did look in the tutorials from Brink, but did not find it. I will look for Imagex as you say.

    thanks

    Jeff
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    Portsmouth Hants
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    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Well Fafhrd, it seems a lot of work to do.

    I installed Win 8 via Iso to usb instead of all the work in the tutorial.

    So I do not find this a good idea.

    The only thing I need is to get Windows8 on another disk and I do not know if this is possible with WIn 8 Consumer installed.

    sorry but thanks for your effort

    Jeff
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    Yes, iit is possible.

    The method fafhrd mentioned is not actually a windows to go method , it is not new with win8 - I have been installing windows nt6 like that for years- similar to the way deployments are done.

    I do it so often, that I have a batch file which saves the bother of typing commands..
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  10. #10


    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    hi Siw2, can you sent it to me please?

    or post it overhere, I guess others could use it too.

    but it is ok if not.

    Maybe I just will install the Release over the Consumer version, next week sunday when I have more time.

    thanks

    jeff
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