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Help dual booting Windows 8


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#1
I've been following this guide:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2344-dual-boot-installation-windows-8-windows-7-vista.html

The problem is that when I go to install Windows 8 it doesn't recognize the partition I made. This is the partition I made.

windows8partition.png

This is what it looks like when I go to install Windows 8 on that partition.

windows8install.png

Neither of the 2 partitions I made appear on that list. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Any help would be appreciated. I would really like to try this out before I decide that I want to purchase it.
 

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#2
Hello ScoobyDoo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The 39.06 GB unallocated space on Disk 0 doesn't show up since you already have the max of 4 primary partition on the disk. You could use METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to create a logical partition with the unallocated space instead that should show up afterwards.

I'm not sure what the unallocated space on Disk 1 is not showing up though. Creating a new simple volume with the unallocated space to format it should have it show up afterwards.


Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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#3
That is a little over my head. I'm not super tech savvy. Do you think it would be possible to use a flash drive for the time being to put Win8 on? Then if I do like I'll just wipe my hard drive and put Win8 on that when it releases.
 

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#4
Sorry, but no.

You could also install a 2nd HDD/SSD in your computer to install Windows 8 on.
 

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#5
Alright, thanks for your help. If I attempt to follow that guide I'll just screw everything up. Ha ha. I'll just figure out how to make recovery discs for Win7 and just install Win8 over it.
 

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What brand and model is your computer? I'll be happy to see if I can find instructions on how to create a set of factory recovery discs. :)
 

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#10
Actually, not like the tutorial in this case.

Give the system partition drive letter S. Then open an elevated cmd and type
bcdedit /export c:\sbcd
diskpart
sel vol c
act
sel vol S
inact
exi
bcdboot c:\windows /s c:


Close cmd prompt.

Reboot back into win7.

Open an elevated cmd again, type:

bcdedit /import c:\sbcd
bcdboot c:\windows

Now you can just rt click 100mb thing in diskpart and delete.

If HP have set it up the way they should have - you will still be able to access their recovery options.

As Shawn says, you definitely need to make the manufacturer recov discs, if you haven't already - you never know if/when you may need them.
 

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#11
Sorry, but no.

You could also install a 2nd HDD/SSD in your computer to install Windows 8 on.
Hi Shawn,
enlighten me please, what's an SSD?

Ivan
 

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Sorry, but no.

You could also install a 2nd HDD/SSD in your computer to install Windows 8 on.
Hi Shawn,
enlighten me please, what's an SSD?

Ivan
Hello Ivan,

A SSD is a Solid State Drive. It's basically a hard drive that uses memory chips instead of spinning platters like in a HDD. A SSD will be much faster than a HDD. The link below can give you more details about a SSD though.

Solid-state drive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

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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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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
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