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 Post subject: New build: dual boot win 8 / win 7
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:19 pm 
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Hi all
I'm putting together a new desktop PC, it will be my main home machine.
I'd like to install Windows 8 Pro as my main operating system, but do a dual boot setup with Windows 7 Ultimate.

I'm interested in others' experiences and preferences for doing this.
I'm considering:
installing Win 8 Pro, then creating a VHD on a separate partition and installing Win 7.
This is a fresh new build, so I guess it makes sense to create the partitions during the Win 8 setup process, no?
Any pitfalls to watch out for?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: New build: dual boot win 8 / win 7
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:58 am 
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greycloud7 wrote:
I guess it makes sense to create the partitions during the Win 8 setup process, no?

Yes

greycloud7 wrote:
Any pitfalls to watch out for?

No

Win8 finally makes excruciatingly easy to dual boot. Just setup up your OS partitions and install away. Win8 will throw up a screen asking you which OS to boot into by default. From there forward, if you don't pick the other OS at that screen during start-up, your PC will boot into the default. Which according to you, will be Win8.


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 Post subject: Re: New build: dual boot win 8 / win 7
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:27 pm 
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Thanks! Sounds like I'd have a hard time botching it.
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