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Solved Dual Boot Question


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#1
Hey guys,

I currently am dual-booting with Win7 and Ubuntu. If I download Win8 CP, and install it over the Ubuntu partition, will it still boot? Or will I need to reinstall Win7?

Hopefully this makes sense :p

Thanks
 

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vrosa

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#2
I'm not sure but i think you cannot overright GRUB with WCP loader, only if GRUB could incorporate the new boot string
 

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Night Hawk

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#3
Are you dual booting on a single drive or across two drives? Here I unplugged the host drive with 7 and saw a clean install of the W8 CPreview go right onto the second drive used for testing.

Once the 7 host drive was replugged I used EasyBCD to add a new 7 entry into the W8 BCD store with instant results. When booting into 7 following resetting the 7 drive as the default boot drive again and adding the new W8 entry in W8 failed to load! the winloader.exe was immediately seen until trying out the new repair tools on the 8 dvd!

The automatic repair saw results and can boot either 7 or 8 CP from either of the two drives. With your situation if on one drive you can opt to nuke ubuntu to see 8 go the second partition made into an NTFS primary or if you are using a second drive for ubuntu shrink and split that drive to allow the 8 instal as long as you can use the ubuntu root partition as the mount point for Grub since the 8 mbr entries will replace any for the distro.
 

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Night Hawk

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Have fun trying that! It WON'T happen! That was already looked into here for VM Player 4.0 and the Oracle VirtualBox and the results were simply a NO GO!

The only way to run the CP is a direct install to a drive since MS has beefed up the security as well. You can no longer install without first entering a product key which is then verfied online by the installer before the installation will proceed. Unlike the 7 betas and RCs a few years ago MS security is a factor in not allowing a VM to work.
 

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    1st W10 Professional x64/W7 Ultimate x64 - 2nd Remote system: W10 Insider Builds/W7 Professional
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    Custom Builds
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 975 Deneb 3.6ghz -2nd case AMD Atholon II 3.2ghz
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    Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4
    Memory
    Kingston Hyper-X DDR3 1600mhz 16gb - 2nd case Kingston Hyper-X "Fury" DDR3 1600mhz 8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon HD 5750 1gb - 2nd AMD Radeon 6450
    Sound Card
    Creative Xtreme Gamer - 2nd case Realtek Onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 19" dual monitor setup - 2nd case HP 20" lcd
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    1440x900 same on both builds
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    1st build
    WD Caviar Black Edition Sata II 1tb two OS drives
    WD RE "Heavy Duty Sata II 2tb two Storage/Backup
    2nd build
    WD Blue Sata II 500gb
    WD Black Edition Sata III 1tb
    WD Green Power Sata II 1tb in external usb enclosure
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    Antec 900-2 -NXZT Vulcan Mini tower/carrying handle
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    120mm front pair, 120 rear 200cm top - 120mm Front intake 200mm side cover
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    Azio Blue led back lit both builds.
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    MSI DS200 11 button programmable Gaming optical mouse - Odessa 3 button dual scroll trackball
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