how to install windows 8 while keeping my windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by shimrob5, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. shimrob5

    shimrob5 MDL Novice

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    I have windows 7 installed,and I would like to also have the option of booting to windows 8.
    How do I go about installing it?, and setting it up to allow me which os to boot to? Will it need to build another hidden partition?

    Thank you
     
  2. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    Make a new partition on your hard drive and install it on to it. You will be able to dual boot just fine once Windows 8 is installed.
     
  3. disc4

    disc4 MDL Novice

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    No "hidden" partitions required. If your current windows partition occupies your entire hard drive, downsize it first then create a new partition in the empty space. Windows setup will let you choose which partition to install to and by default it will install a bootloader to select which OS to boot to.
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Afair it is recommended to disable "Hybrid Boot" in Win 8, when dual booting with previous Windows. Else there will be always performed a checkdisk run when starting prev. Windows.
     
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