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Gswiss 11-04-2012 04:40 PM

Dual boot W7 with W8 preinstalled
 
Since we'll have to wait a year or two before W8 is more or less bug-free, I was wondering if we could install W7 in dual boot mode on a pre-installed W8 machine as we did with XP and pre-installed crappy Vista. Are there any items to watch out for such as the boot record?

EasyBCD does support W8.

I'm aware that you can run W7 in virtual mode under W8, but I don't want to take any chances with W8.

mhookem 11-05-2012 11:53 AM

Hello! You know for now you could partition the drive, install Windows 7 and choose which partition to boot from during boot.

Gswiss 11-08-2012 10:04 AM

Yes, I've done all this with XP and Vista, XP and W7 scores of times. I'm interested now in the opinion of someone who actually tackled WZ and W8.

mhookem 11-08-2012 10:50 AM

Wouldn't you be able to do what l said and then just try using EasyBCD to add the entry manually?

Gswiss 12-10-2012 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mhookem (Post 20493)
Wouldn't you be able to do what l said and then just try using EasyBCD to add the entry manually?

Maybe I'm not very clear in my description, but I'm quite aware of the process. I just wanted to know whether somebody had tried it already.


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