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Why does PC needs to reboot when in the case of tri-boot with Win XP, 7 and 8 I choose to load i.e. Win 7?

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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1answer
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When I plug in a USB with windows 8 dev to an xp machine and restart it won't install

I've installed windows 8 on a blank machine and it worked. Now I'm trying t dual boot Windows 8 on my XP computer. I plug in the USB with the ISO and then restart my computer but when I do my computer ...
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3answers
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Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 now or wait for Windows 8? [closed]

As Windows XP turns 10 today I'm really wondering what to do with my parents ancient Windows XP computer. Before I moved out I knew it was aging badly. Its an old Pentium 4 box. Works okay-ish for ...
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5answers
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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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5answers
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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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4answers
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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 ...