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Installing Windows 8

Postby threichert » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:04 pm

Hope you can help me. I just purchased DualBootPro in the hopes that I could install and boot to Windows 8 Release Preview. My current config is that I dual boot with Windows 7 as primary and have Windows XP on another drive. The Windows 7 drive is partitioned into two partitions and the second partition used to have Windows Vista on it, but I got rid of it to install Windows 8. I boot from the Windows 8 DVD and install it to the other partition, but when I reboot it boots back into Windows 7and I manually add Windows 8 using DualBootPro (the best I can figure out). But when I reboot and select Windows 8, I get a system error with something about could not verify boot files, or integrity, or something like that. Any ideas what I am doing wrong? Thanks. ;)
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Re: Installing Windows 8

Postby yeshuas » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:59 pm

in what order did you install windows xp, windows 7, and Vista.

when you did any installs, did you unplug any hard drives
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Re: Installing Windows 8

Postby threichert » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:26 am

Before I installed Windows XP on one drive, then Windows Vista and Windows 7 on another physical drive but different partitions. I did not unplug any hard drives, but I have added two more hard drives since then.
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Re: Installing Windows 8

Postby yeshuas » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:01 am

Start Dual Boot Pro;

Run diagnostics;

go to the Operating System tab and see which operating systems show up.
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Re: Installing Windows 8

Postby threichert » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:03 am

Only Windows XP and Windows 7 showed up, I manually added Windows 8 but I do not know if I did it right. On reboot when I selected to boot to Windows 8, I get an immediate screen saying something about untrusted files or something like that. I have since removed Windows 8 and posted this thread to see if I could find out how to install it correctly and have it boot properly.
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Re: Installing Windows 8

Postby yeshuas » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:06 pm

Since you aren't able to get to your installation of Windows 8, try using this guide and reinstall again

install-windows-7-in-dual-boot-with-vista-on-a-separate-hdd-t111221.html
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