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  • The system was multi-boot before installing Windows 8 DP:

    1.) Windows Server 2008
    2.) Windows XP


    1.) Windows 8 DP
    2.) Windows Server 2008

    (No WIndows XP...)

    Attempts to run WIndows XP result in message "...load needed DLLs for kernel...".

    This isn't a big problem for me at this point because this is a preview.

    H O W E V E R ! ! !

    Please pay more attention to installs on multi-boot systems!!!

    You may have deprecated Windows XP, but there are going to be a lot of Windows 8 installs that are going to be screwed up in this isn't addressed before Beta.

    At least give warning: "If you install Windows 8 on this system your Windows XP partition is forever gone uless you do some hacking".

    Thomas F. Divine






    Thomas F. Divine http://www.pcausa.com
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 7:26 PM

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  • Do you know how to fix this? I have the same problem? I'm usually pretty good at figuring this out myself, but there is very little information to go on in the error (i.e. what dlls are missing).
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 9:41 PM
  • No. Will probably have to reinstall. Will try to install only XP, but I am thinking that if MS doesn't come to the party the whole disk will have to be rebuilt.


    Thomas F. Divine http://www.pcausa.com
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:13 PM