When installing Windows Developer Preview it looked like it was going to install over my operating system, but I want to dual boot RRS feed

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  • Original title: Installing windows 8

    I just tried to install windows 8 developer preview and it looked like it was going to write over my OS before it gave me the option to choose where to install it. I want to duel boot it. Can I do that from installing it in windows 7 or do I have to boot int the DVD.

    Saturday, February 25, 2012 4:27 AM

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  • First create a free partition if you don't have one yet, then boot from the DVD to start the install.


    You can dual boot Windows 7 and 8 by installing it on a different partition. Backup important data first, and you should not touch your restore partition if the hard drive has one.
    Here is a guide - dual boot Windows 7 and 8:

    First please note:
    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.
    Download page:


    • Proposed as answer by Irfanfare Saturday, February 25, 2012 2:25 PM
    Saturday, February 25, 2012 4:46 AM