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Dual Boot same OS 8.1 OEM

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    Dual Boot same OS 8.1 OEM


    Guys,

    Can we dual boot same OS say windows 8.1 on a single PC.

    [Note: Please don't get into why is it a necessity to do dual boot the same OS and other similar unusual queries,like alternatives such as VMware or virtualbox - assume that its a requirement ]

    To detail,consider a laptop that came with preinstalled windows 8.1 with key embedded in BIOS (No serial Keys)

    What I want is either -

    A-Dual boot with
    1. Pre-installed windows 8.1 that includes bloatware as one partition
    2. Clean install windows .1 as another partition
    [This will be using the same key embedded in BIOS - so will not require any serial key to enter it manually during registration/activation]

    B-Dual boot with two Clean install windows 8.1 as two partition
    [This will again be using the same key embedded in BIOS - so will not require any serial key to enter it manually during registration/activation]

    As far as I have researched dual boot of same OS is possible with no issues,I am concerned over the key - I cannot go ahead until I am sure my key doesn't gets blocked, had anybody done anything like that previously?
    Last edited by zikatp; 10 Aug 2015 at 09:59.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Yes, it is possible
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    windows


    Thanks for your reply.

    I understand its possible to dual boot with same OS,what about the key embedded in BIOS

    I am concerned over the key - I cannot go ahead until I am sure my key doesn't gets blocked, had you done anything like that previously?
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    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    If that is your concern - then maybe you are a little over-protective..
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    Posts : 3
    windows


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    If that is your concern - then maybe you are a little over-protective..
    What i mean is do it make any changes,i heard it modifies some hashes everytime we reactivate the key,so if I dual boot with same OS and activate the same key embedded in BIOS it will create a mismatch for the first installation,what are your thoughts & did you do anything like that?
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