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Adding Window 8 and to dual boot with windows 7

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  • Using my desktop PC and running Windows 7 64 bit,  I have my hard drive partioned into 4 drives with 341 GB each. If I want add Windows 8 and to dual boot, should put Windows 8 on c drive with my windows 7 or should I place it on an empty partion, or don't I have a choice, that it will go onto 7?

    Thanks

    Harry

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:41 PM

Answers

  • You will want to put it on a different partition than your current C:.
     
    But make sure you boot with the install DVD (or thumb drive) rather than
    start the install from inside Windows 7 -- if you start the install from
    inside Windows 7, it's upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 and it wont give
    you any choices.
     
     

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:53 PM

All replies

  • You will want to put it on a different partition than your current C:.
     
    But make sure you boot with the install DVD (or thumb drive) rather than
    start the install from inside Windows 7 -- if you start the install from
    inside Windows 7, it's upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 and it wont give
    you any choices.
     
     

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:53 PM
  • Thanks Bob. Great information. Thanks for your help and quick response.
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:33 PM
  • @carmanhere

    You should mark his reply as an answer so this shows up as an answered question.

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:38 PM
  • When you run the installation disc select custom install which should give a choice of drives/partitions to install to. Do not, of course, choose the current W7 location. Note that the system drive is always the C: drive, no matter which OS you are in and that the drive letter notation may not be the same for other drives.
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:05 PM