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  1. #11


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    In that case, it's due to the order the partitions were created on Disk 1 (D F I) and D being to the left of the OS partition.

    It appears that you may need to wipe Disk 1 to start over to have Windows 8 installed first, then create the other partitions so they will be to the right of the Windows 8 partition.

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  2. #12


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    Win7 & Win8 Dual Boot


    So if the position of drives in "Disk Management" corrosponds to certain parts of the physical disk itself, would it be possible to temporarily "store" the data than is now in partition "D" on the external drive where I will be eventually putting the system image (if I'm ever successful), formatting the "D" partition, and moving or migrating the Windows 8 installation to that partition?


    Or does Windows 8 actually have to be installed (or re-installed) first to reside there?
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  3. #13


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    Sure, you could manually copy and paste any files/folders you like to your external HDD first to not lose any of it.

    Next, do a clean install of Windows 8 with the disk being unallocated. Create your partitions when it's finished. Copy what you want back to the new partition from the external.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    Afterwards, you should be good to go with the system image, and only having the Windows and system drives included.
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  4. #14


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    Win7 & Win8 Dual Boot


    Thanks, now I know what my choices are!
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  5. #15


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    You're most welcome.
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