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DUAL BOOTING PROBLEMS- booting win8 with win7.


Rougeace4

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Okay, so ive tried many ways, and Ive finally got stuck with using a VHD.
I have followed countless tutorials, and finally found one. (on this forums somewhere)
I go through all the steps, and it seems like it is working, and then when I boot my system it says this,
"[FONT=Calibri, Segoe UI, Meiryo, Microsoft YaHei UI, Microsoft JhengHei UI, Malgun Gothic, Khmer UI, Nirmala UI, Tunga, Lao UI, Ebrima, sans-serif]VHD_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED" [/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri, Segoe UI, Meiryo, Microsoft YaHei UI, Microsoft JhengHei UI, Malgun Gothic, Khmer UI, Nirmala UI, Tunga, Lao UI, Ebrima, sans-serif]things I have done to try to fix this:[/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri, Segoe UI, Meiryo, Microsoft YaHei UI, Microsoft JhengHei UI, Malgun Gothic, Khmer UI, Nirmala UI, Tunga, Lao UI, Ebrima, sans-serif]Updated BIOS[/FONT]
[FONT=Calibri, Segoe UI, Meiryo, Microsoft YaHei UI, Microsoft JhengHei UI, Malgun Gothic, Khmer UI, Nirmala UI, Tunga, Lao UI, Ebrima, sans-serif]Enabled Virtualization in BIOS[/FONT]


[FONT=Calibri, Segoe UI, Meiryo, Microsoft YaHei UI, Microsoft JhengHei UI, Malgun Gothic, Khmer UI, Nirmala UI, Tunga, Lao UI, Ebrima, sans-serif]Please help! I have been trying to get it to work for days...
Ronnie
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znod

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I, and probably most, use the term "dual booting" in the sense that multi-booting and dual booting are described here. Note that this read distinguishes between multi-booting/dual booting and virtualization.
 

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
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    Intel i7-2600K (sometimes OC'd to 4.8 GHz)
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    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Rev B3
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    Dual Boot:
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whs

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Hi Ronnie and welcome to the Forum.

Why don't you try this. It is easier and it works: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2899-vmware-player-install-windows-8-a.html
is this dual booting? so I can chose which I want to use, either windows 7 or windows 8?
You can run both systems side by side and switch from one to the other with 1 click.

I run Windows 8 like that all day whilst I am really working in Windows 7. But when I need Windows 8, it takes only 1 click. No reboot and other awful things. See this video and you will understand:

VMware Player - a Windows 8 Demo - Windows 7 Support Forums
 

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    Vista and Win7
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    2xHP, 2xGateway, 1xDell, 1xSony
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    5 SSDs and 12 HDs

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