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I have downloaded Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO file and burnt it into a DVD. First thing the DVD doesn't boot and also when I try to run the setup from the DVD it asks me to clean up space in my C drive (in which 5 GB is free of 24 GB) because the Windows 8 need 16 GB space. But there is no option to install it in some other drive. I can't clean up the drive C, because it contains my current OS (Windows 7). Any kind of help would be appreciated.

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Create a separate C: drive from one of the other partitions or install in a VM is what I would recommend. Don't risk a PC you are using otherwise. – Andrew J. Brehm May 19 '12 at 17:58
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Yes you can. On the main install screen, instead of choosing Install Now you should choose Install on another partition.

You can check the 3rd printscreen on this page.

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But it doesn't ask so "Install Now Or Install on another partition. When I run the setup, first it asks the key, then it asks me what you want to keep in windows 8 consumer preview, I choose "nothing" and then finally it says that I need to clean up drive C in order to install it. – Shanks May 19 '12 at 17:48
Ah are you running the setup from Windows ? or are you booting from BIOS from the DVD ? – Silviu May 19 '12 at 18:02
I am running the setup from Windows. As I have mentioned, the DVD doesn't boot. – Shanks May 19 '12 at 18:12
Ah right, then that's why you can't choose to install it to another partition. I would install it on a VHD (Virtual Hard disk)… – Silviu May 19 '12 at 18:16
Can u tell me how to make it boot simply ? – Shanks May 19 '12 at 18:33

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