How to install Windows 8.1 preview in new partition

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by antpelliccia, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. antpelliccia

    antpelliccia MDL Novice

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    I want know how it is possible to install windows 8.1 preview in a new partition other than primary. Dvd setup does not let me to install in the new. Thank you in advance
     
  2. manu198045

    manu198045 MDL Member

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    Dear antpellica,

    According to my knowledge Windows can be installed only in a primary partition.:D

    Regards,

    Manu
     
  3. Eazy Ace

    Eazy Ace MDL Junior Member

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    I have a similar question.
    I have my Windows 7 installed on my SSD. I have 3 more data drives, all are "primary partitions" in disk management.
    I want to install Windows 8.1 on one of these drives for testing. Can I install it without formatting the drive and without creating the 350mb partition that Windows 8.1 usually creates during setup?

    So that I basically could just delete the Windows 8.1 folders if I want to get rid of it, without touching any of the data that is currently on the drive?
     
  4. Tito

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  5. Eazy Ace

    Eazy Ace MDL Junior Member

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    Wow I didn't know that, thanks! One question before I try this: will this be just like a regular Windows installation, so that I can fully use my graphics card and other hardware? The main reason for the whole installation is that I want to test if Battlefield 4 performs better on 8.1 than on 7.
     
  6. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Obviously. Only the HDD is virtual.

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