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Will I be able to choose partition where Win 8 Preview is installed?

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  • I don't want my current Win 7 partition to be modified and already created a new partition for Win 8 Beta. I interrupted the installation of Win8 because I didn't see the option for choosing partition during the first few screens.

    Could someone who went further let me know if there is option to choose partition? I am using a 32-bit machine which is currently multiboot XP and Win 7. Thanks.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:26 PM

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  • You can chose so by booting from CDDVD / USB. You can't choose this however if you just install from windows7.
    Keep in mind you'll have to free up some space on an extra partition to install windows8, with a minimum of 20gb space.

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus


    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    • Marked as answer by h8226 Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:39 PM
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:34 PM

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  • You can chose so by booting from CDDVD / USB. You can't choose this however if you just install from windows7.
    Keep in mind you'll have to free up some space on an extra partition to install windows8, with a minimum of 20gb space.

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus


    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    • Marked as answer by h8226 Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:39 PM
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:34 PM
  • Check out this article by Hans Vredevoort

    http://www.hyper-v.nu/archives/hvredevoort/2011/09/how-to-boot-from-vhd-with-windows-8-developer-preview/

    Exellent article, check that out and you'll be home free :)

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:34 PM