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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby shreader » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:53 am

From the laptops I bought last year they did not include a Recovery disk, one has to create their own using the built-in software the manufacturer supplies. Or, as my friend did he ordered (paid for one) from Toshiba after his Hdd went bad (he lives in a very humid climate).

It would probably be a good idea for you to check your manufacturer's warranty, as partitioning the disk may void it :no
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:13 am

ok so what ur saying is first i should create a recovery disk of my windows 8 installation and then go ahead with what ever i want to do without worrying too much yes?

So i can just reinstall and fix after any mess up?.

if i shrink my windows 8 partition and create another partition for windows 7 i still don't really get how dualboot pro can help me with all after i install my second partition and things are likely to go wrong
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:38 am

I want to hear from someone who has been in the exact same position as me and who has successfully completed what i want to do

I want to hear from someone who has installed windows 7 ultimate as a second os on a dualboot with a preinstalled windows 8 pro.

Also perhaps someone who has used dualboot pro software to assist with this process successfully.

Someone who can help me to the fullest extent possible
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:49 am

no more help or advice from anyone on this subject?
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby shreader » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:23 am

diabloss74 wrote:I want to hear from someone who has been in the exact same position as me and who has successfully completed what i want to do

I want to hear from someone who has installed windows 7 ultimate as a second os on a dualboot with a preinstalled windows 8 pro.

Also perhaps someone who has used dualboot pro software to assist with this process successfully.

Someone who can help me to the fullest extent possible


You may have to wait awhile until a member w/ what you describe chimes in.
I can only offer advise from past experiences but none match exactly what you want.
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:21 am

thank you very much for trying to help with the best of ur ability
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:32 am

is it a better idea to backup and uninstall my pre-installed windows 8 and replace it with windows 7 ultimate and the re-install windows 8 as a dual boot?
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby yeshuas » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:23 am

diabloss74 wrote:is it a better idea to backup and uninstall my pre-installed windows 8 and replace it with windows 7 ultimate and the re-install windows 8 as a dual boot?


"Important note" doing any of this other than creating the media of course may void your warranty so just keep that in mind

What I would do first; is create the media for installation of your factory installation if you can do that, in other words there should be a way for you to create a recovery media disk or disks so you can re-install to factory.

Then I would try shrinking your HD's free space to create another partition to install Windows 7; this you would do in Disk Management, When you start to install Windows 7 just make sure you install to the newly created partiton and not the Windows 8 partition.
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:06 am

And then?

Have you actually done this before or know any one who done it
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Re: windows 8 preinstalled and dual boot with windows 7

Postby diabloss74 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:16 pm

It is said that as windows 8 boot loader is newer than the windows 7 bootloader so your last suggestion can seriously go wrong.

Should I?do I need to install dual boot pro on my Windows 8 system to avoid such problems?
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