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First I had Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed side by side as triple boot. Ubuntu Boot Manager was the primary one. Then I deleted the Windows 8 part and upgraded my Windows 7 to ...
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I've got a tri boot system with Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 - all on different HDs. The boot menu is the one that Windows 8 loads and it displays all the OSes correctly. Whenever I choose a ...
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I have Vista and Windows 8 installed each on a primary partition and use Grub as boot manager. The problem is that Grub can no longer directly boot into Vista after the installation of Windows 8, as ...
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How do you get rid of the limit of partitions on the C drive?

I am trying to dual run Windows 8 and7. I read somewhere that to do this you need to make a separate partition on the C drive. When I do this I get this error message You cannot create a new ...
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Multi-boot Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows 8 Release Preview

I want to test the Windows 8 Release Preview, but I am not sure how my boot configuration will turn out. Currently, I dual boot Windows XP with Windows 7, using the Windows 7 boot manager. If I add a ...
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I'm using a laptop with TPM module with BitLocker-encrypted internal HDD, running Windows 7. Recently I've installed a Windows 8 on the external, eSATA drive. Windows 8 detected the Windows 7 and ...
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Installing Windows 8 on SSD

I'm trying to install Windows 8 (CP) on a 2nd SSD that I have (the 1st SSD has Windows 7). I boot into the installation from a usb stick, select the SSD, and launch the installation. When the computer ...
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GRUB2 doesn't see Windows 8 Consumer Preview

I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and Windows replaced the boot manager (GRUB). Usually, I could restore GRUB using Super Grub Disk, but in this case I had to use Rescatux, because SGD returned ...
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Triple booting Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10

I already have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed on my laptop, and would like to add Windows 8 Consumer Preview to that list. Here's some information which may be relevant to this question: The ...
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I am preparing for the Customer Preview for Windows 8 and I would like to have both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on my computer (dual booting). However, I Don't want to lose my current data on Windows 7. ...
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How to revert back my Windows 7 after installing Windows 8

I already had installed Windows 7 on D: partition. I installed Windows 8 Developer Preview on C: drive but I can't dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8, it directly boots to Windows 8. My D: partition ...
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Is it possible to boot Windows 8 installed to VHD from Windows 7 boot manager?

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Dual boot Windows 7 with Windows 8- Dynamic Disk

I have a HP Pavilion dm4 notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium preinstalled. Recently, I tried to install Windows 8 Developer Preview on my notebook, but while installing, it only allowed me to insatll ...
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How can I boot Ubuntu again after installing Windows 8 Developer Preview? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Triple booting Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 I installed WDP on a disk where Ubuntu was already present. Now the Ubuntu partition is still ...
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How to fix windows 7 after installing windows 8

I followed this guide from howtogeek: http://www.howtogeek.com/75286/how-to-dual-boot-windows-7-and-8-without-re-partitioning-using-vhd/ I was successfully able to boot to windows 8, but now I can't ...
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Reverting from Windows 8 to Windows 7 or going back to dual boot

Installed Windows 8 developer preview and had hoped to get a dual boot setup, but no luck. How can I move back to dual boot between my old Windows 7 and Windows 8? (Or perhaps revert to Windows 7?) ...
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How do I get the Windows 8 boot loader back and also list both Windows XP and Windows 7?

I have a system with Windows 7 and Windows XP, and today I have installed the Windows 8 Developer Preview into a spare partition (that I leave for a few months without any important data there). When ...
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Install Windows 8 using ISO from XP

I have downloaded windows 8 developer preview. I have mounted its ISO, but it does not ask to choose a partition to install. There might be a way (using some command line perhaps) to install windows 8 ...
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Is it possible to dual boot Windows XP and Windows 8 Developer Preview?

According to the Windows 8 Developer Preview download page, you can upgrade Vista or 7 to 8DP if you don't want the developer tools. But you must do a clean install if you had XP, regardless of if you ...