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  • Will Window 8 and window xp will run in the same pc

    Sunday, October 9, 2011 3:25 AM

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  • There is nothing prevent you to install a bootloader that support other OSes. There is no limit on what you can install on your machine.

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    Sunday, October 9, 2011 3:45 AM
  • Will Window 8 and window xp will run in the same pc

    You can dual boot the Windows 8 Developer Preview with another version of Windows if the computer meets the requirements for Windows 8. You will need a free partition for Windows 8.



    System Requirements

    The Windows 8 Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7:

    • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
    • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
    • Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
    • To run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater




    You should not install Windows 8 Developer Preview on your main computer - it's not even a beta product yet and bugs are to be expected.
    From the main download page:
    The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. These downloads include prerelease software that may change without notice. The software is provided as is, and you bear the risk of using it. It may not be stable, operate correctly or work the way the final version of the software will. It should not be used in a production environment.
    Also, it is stated on the Windows Developer Preview download page that you must reinstall the previous OS if installing on the same partition:
    Notes about installing the Windows Developer Preview
    You can't uninstall the Windows Developer Preview. To reinstall your previous operating system, you must have restore or installation media.

    Monday, October 10, 2011 11:27 PM