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Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista


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#61
Hello John,

As with Windows 7 and Vista, you have 30 seconds by default to choose a OS to boot to before the default OS is started by default. By default, the last OS installed is the default OS.

Looking at the two example screenshots at the top of the tutorial, you can click on the Choose defaults or choose other options to be able to Choose the default operating system (ex: Windows 7 or Windows 8).
 

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#63
Thanks Shawn and aem I'll try that option of increasing the time I think as I am usually starting the other stuff up.

By the way do we have an XP forum?? as I just done one up for a friend and there are some issues I want to get resolved.:cool:

All done - too brilliant for words all of you blokes - just keep on amazing me :thumbsup:
 
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You're most welcome John. I'm glad that we could help.

If you like, you could post about XP in the Chillout Room at Seven Forums. :)
 

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#65
Cheers Shawn I'll do that :cool:
 

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#66
The another method is set up dual boot not within windows and it is at boot. You must tell your computer to boot from the usb or dvd, then follow your posted tutorial - clean install-windows 8.

But remember that you have to shrink your partition and do not choose the partition that windows 7, vista or XP install. Otherwise, Windows 8 will replaced and your previous OS and your files in C:/ will be lost and deleted.
 

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Hello Engtianxi,

Yep, that would be using step 5 in the tutorial to install Windows 8 at boot. :)
 

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#68
Hey going like a runaway train - have problem though have so much on at the moment like fixing an old 84 year darlings' machine this morning that she likes to play bridge on so I haven't been able to play in 8 yet much at all.

Mind her smile when it got fixed was worth more than you can imagine - just like you fellows in here helping me through some pretty dumb stuff:thumbsup:
 

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John,

That's great to hear that you got it fixed up for her. Great job. :party:
 

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#70
Yep

Thanks Shawn thats a real compliment coming from you I am honoured no BS:D

Oh and sorry the OT:rolleyes:
 

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No idea why but my Pagefile causes conflicts with shrinking my partitions. I said screw it and did an upgrade. When it's time to "upgrade" to beta I'll redo everything. but Any ideas why I'm having issues shrinking my partitions.
 

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Hello Anthony,

It depends on how large the page file is, what partion(s) you have set to have a page file on, what order the partition(s) are in in Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc), and how much space you are trying to shrink from the partition that has the page file on it.
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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#73
Pagefile is double the size of my RAM - 1GB so 2GB of pagefile. My pagefile is about the middle of the partition, all my files and system related files start at the beginning and extend past my pagefile. I have 219GB of windows drive space and its the only usable partition, two others are system created.


EDIT: Last time I tried to shrink it 15 GB (15000MB) which was the max allowed it errored and told me that was an invalid amount.
 

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    Kingston - 3 GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
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    Acer S231HL 23"
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    HDS721010CLA - Hitachi 1TB
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Seems like not enough free space to be able to. Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing your HDD's layout to see if anything stands out as the cause? Just to be sure, you are trying to shrink the Windows C: partition?
 

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    Custom self built
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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
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#75
HDDs - WTM.png

Ok, there she be. Sorry about the WTM being in the way, Always monitoring RAM, HDD Activity, ect ect, and trying to delete some of those wireless things.

Oh and P.S. my chip is actually a 1.67GHz that energy thing is hardwired into BIOS, There isn't even an option to turn it off.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7
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    eMachines / EL1358G
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X2 220 - 2.8 GHz
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    eMachines EL1358G
    Memory
    Kingston - 3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S231HL 23"
    Screen Resolution
    Acer @ 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    HDS721010CLA - Hitachi 1TB
    WDC WD10EARS - Western Digital 1TB [External]
    PSU
    LITEON 220W
    Case
    eMachines
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    Open case
    Keyboard
    Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
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    Logitech M215
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Anthony,

What did the 13GB partition use to be?

You should be able to shrink the "Acer C: " partition if you needed more than 13GB to use that instead.

You might see if you may be able to use the free program Partition Manager to be able to either add more space to the 13GB partition, or add the 13GB to the C: partition to then shrink C: for a new partition.
 

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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#77
Check the status it tells you what they are.

it was a recovery partition.
 

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    eMachines / EL1358G
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X2 220 - 2.8 GHz
    Motherboard
    eMachines EL1358G
    Memory
    Kingston - 3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S231HL 23"
    Screen Resolution
    Acer @ 1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    HDS721010CLA - Hitachi 1TB
    WDC WD10EARS - Western Digital 1TB [External]
    PSU
    LITEON 220W
    Case
    eMachines
    Cooling
    Open case
    Keyboard
    Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M215
    Internet Speed
    15 Mbps Down / 3 Mbps Up
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#78
Ah, ok. Missed that. I hope you didn't plan on being able to do a factory recovery with it anymore. :p

Any luck using Partition Wizard, or using space that was shrunk from the C: partition?
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
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Austin

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#79
Nope I lost the disk to do it anyways.... yea no optical drive but I get a disk to recover with????

I normally don't play with partitions, unless from fresh. It's fine man I don't miss the 13GB anyways.
 

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Golden

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Hi Brink,

I'm about to install Windows 8 to a completely separate HDD from a bootable USB. A few questions:

1. Is it still advisable to unplug my other HDD's and my SSD prior to installation?
2. My current MBR probably resides on my SSD where my current Windows 7 installation resides. Is this MBR modified by Windows 8? If so, presumably I should not unplug my SSD when installing Windows 8?

I'm a bit unsure what the relationship of the two Windows are with respect to each other, and the MBR.

Thanks,
Golden
 

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