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UEFI Bios, Win 8 and big HDD - How to partition the HDD

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    win8, Ubuntu12.04LTS, winXP

    UEFI Bios, Win 8 and big HDD - How to partition the HDD


    I want to keep my RecoveryPartition, but also want to partition the 750GB HDD into three partitions.
    What tools may help, what are the cavetats, where are the minefields?
    Is there a tutorial somewhere?

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    The Windows built in partition tool can do that.

    Lots of third party options for this as well but 3 partitions 750GB nothing special to create three partitions there.

    Although in my opinion Windows 8 is simply NOT dual boot friendly at all, something to keep in mind.

    Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Thank you for the quick answer and the hint to the win7 Forum and the tutorials. I should have thought about looking there before asking.
    I assume that the UEFI-Bios doesn´t have problems with the buildt in partition tool.
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    ...
    Although in my opinion Windows 8 is simply NOT dual boot friendly at all, something to keep in mind.
    Are you sugesting not to install another OS?
    My plans were to have Ubuntu and win8 on my notebook
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Depending on the version of Windows 8, you may wish to simply use it inside a virtual machine running inside Hyper-V on Windows 8:
    How to Run Ubuntu in Windows 8 Hyper-V Quickly - ServeTheHomeServeTheHome – Server and Workstation Reviews
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    How to dual boot with Ubuntu & Windows 8, with Secure Boot ENABLED.
    Practical UEFI Secure Boot (Part 3 of 3) - YouTube
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    win8, Ubuntu12.04LTS, winXP


    Thank you for your input. Hyper V is not available, because I have only win8, not the pro or enterprise version. I will explore the Practical UEFI Secure Boot...
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