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Dual Boot Windows 8 on New SSD

cjb4

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Sorry, I read the tutorial on dual boot but am still a little confused. I installed a new SSD and want to install a clean copy of Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on it while retaining Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on my existing HHD. I have an upgrade copy of Windows 8. Will I be able to dual boot with this set-up?
thanks
 

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    Win 7 Pro 64bit
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    Intel i7 2600k
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    Asus P8Z68-V PRO
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    16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3
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    GeForce GTX 560 Ti
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    Realtek High Definition Audio Integrated
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    Samsung Syncmaster 24"
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    Patriot Wildfire 120gb
    Western Digital VelociRaptor® 300gb
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    Microsoft Habu
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    20

znod

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Sorry, I read the tutorial on dual boot but am still a little confused. I installed a new SSD and want to install a clean copy of Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on it while retaining Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on my existing HHD. I have an upgrade copy of Windows 8. Will I be able to dual boot with this set-up?
thanks
Where is your Win7 installed? Regardless, I think you will want to start with Win7 installed first. Dual booting from partitions of same drive? or separate drives? UEFI? or Not? Does your Asus P8Z68-V PRO mobo definitely support Windows 8?

Ignoring UEFI, if possible, I'd want to use steps 1, 2, 5, and 7 (to the end) of Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista.
 
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System One

  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
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    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
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    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
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    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
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    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
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    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner

theog

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Sorry, I read the tutorial on dual boot but am still a little confused. I installed a new SSD and want to install a clean copy of Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on it while retaining Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on my existing HHD. I have an upgrade copy of Windows 8. Will I be able to dual boot with this set-up?
thanks

You can upgrade your Windows 7 HP x64 with the Windows 8 upgrade, but to dual boot you will need the full version.

Upgrade to Windows 8 - Microsoft Windows

Microsoft said:
Purchasing a full version of Windows 8


If you want to build your own PC and install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, or want an additional operating system running in either a local virtual machine or separate partition (including a Mac), you can purchase the Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro System Builder products (OEM versions). If available in your country or region, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro System Builder products can be purchased at participating stores, you'll need to ask a sales rep for more info. This version doesn't include customer support.
 

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  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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    PC/Desktop
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    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

cjb4

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Thanks
Windows 7 is already up and running on on a HDD. I am installing a new SSD for Windows 8. Yes my Asus MB does support Win 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7 Pro 64bit
    CPU
    Intel i7 2600k
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z68-V PRO
    Memory
    16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung Syncmaster 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Patriot Wildfire 120gb
    Western Digital VelociRaptor® 300gb
    SAMSUNG HD103UJ 1tb
    PSU
    Silencer Mk II 750W
    Case
    Cosmos Cooler Master
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Erg 4000
    Mouse
    Microsoft Habu
    Internet Speed
    20

znod

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Sounds good. Looks like you won't be installing under UEFI? But, see the warning at step 1 of Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista just in case.

Like theog says: using MS system builder software installed under the personal-use license may be the approach you'll need to use. The personal-use license sounds more restrictive than it really is. You can install on multiple owned computer, one at a time, as many times as you want. You can install on a single computer as many times as you want given any number and kinds of changes in the computer's hardware. The product key and software are transferable jointly to another after uninstalling.

Note that using Win8 upgrade software should be OK, I think, if you have a product key from qualifying software, other than your dual-boot software, that you are willing to sacrifice.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DIY Rig; MacBook Pro (MBP)/Parallels/Boot Camp; HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop
    CPU
    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
    Memory
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 570 SC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Gateway
    Hard Drives
    Dual Boot:
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on OCZ Revo x2 and
    Win7 Ult RAID 0 on Caviar Black SATA 3's
    PSU
    Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W
    Case
    Cooler Master 932 HAF
    Cooling
    Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B CPU Fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Mouse
    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500
    Internet Speed
    20 Mbps Download/2+ Mbps Upload
    Other Info
    Pioneer Blu-ray Burner/DVD Burner
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