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Solved Installing Windows 8 with Windows 7 Dual Boot from Flash Drive


BalticTrinty

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Hello Windows 8 members.

I'm Trinty from Windows 7 forums (maybe someone knows me).

I installed Windows 8 on VM but I want to install it on my current machine,
dual-boot with Windows 7.

Windows 7 is already installed and there is one problem. I don't have Install CD and Repair CD.
My questions :

1. When I install Win 8 do I need Install CD or Repair CD for Windows 7 (for ex. to repair Bootmgr) ?
2. Can I install Windows 8 from HDD (without using flash drive or DVD) ?
- If answer is yes : How ?
- If answer is no : Can I use Flash Drive 4GB ?

That is all for now.

Please answer soon.
Thanks in advace.
Baltic Trinty (w7 Trinty) :)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8 Dual-Boot (Ubuntu, Fedora, Windows XP,Windows 7 Home Premium on VM)
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    Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge @ 2.60GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8H61-M LX2 - Sandy Bridge chipset
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    Transcend Information - 2x2048 DDR3 - Dual Channels
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    ATI Radeon HD 5670 - 2797 MB - Driver v8.850.0.0 /20.04.2011
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    VIA High Definition Audio
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    Samsung SyncMaster 2220LM - 22"
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    SAMSUNG HD503HI ATA Device - 500GB.
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Brink

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
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    PC/Desktop
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    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
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    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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    Logitech MX Master
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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BalticTrinty

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Hello Baltic, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You can install Windows 8 with the ISO, DVD, or USB. The tutorial below can help show you how to install Windows 8 to dual boot with Windows 7 using either installation media. :)

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2344-dual-boot-installation-windows-8-windows-7-vista.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hello Brink.

Thanks for fast answering and helping. I'm currently downloading ISO file of Windows 8 Consumer Preview and I will try to install it like you said in this tutorial.

For now that is all. If I have problems in future I know where can I found how to fix it :)

Theard Solved.
Baltic Trinty :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8 Dual-Boot (Ubuntu, Fedora, Windows XP,Windows 7 Home Premium on VM)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom (Self Build) - Build 2011
    CPU
    Intel Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge @ 2.60GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8H61-M LX2 - Sandy Bridge chipset
    Memory
    Transcend Information - 2x2048 DDR3 - Dual Channels
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 - 2797 MB - Driver v8.850.0.0 /20.04.2011
    Sound Card
    VIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 2220LM - 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG HD503HI ATA Device - 500GB.
    PSU
    Don't know for now !
    Case
    Case MSI
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    MS Industrial 2.4GHz Wirelees Keyboard
    Mouse
    MS Industrial 2.4GHz Wirelees Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Download speed : 6,5Mbps / Upload speed : 1Mpbs
    Other Info
    BIOS version : 08.00.10 / 02.05.2010. DirectX 11. Logitech G13 Advanced Gaming Keyboard. Maximum temperature on current build (Prime95 Blend - 3h) : 63°C.

Brink

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You're most welcome Baltic. If you have any questions, then please feel free to ask. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    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
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    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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