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You can use GUID partition table instead of MBR partition table. GPT can handle 128 partitions by default, but you can increase that number by resizing partition table size, as stated in this article posted in comments by @Vality. Note that GPT is relatively new and older OSes may be unable to handle it correctly. In some cases your GPT can be destroyed ...
Yes, this is possible even with an MBR partition table. There's a special partition type, Extended Partition. It's essentially another partition scheme enclosed in an MBR partition. Wikipedia has a surprisingly detailed description of this scheme. So long as the boot loader resists on a regular partition, there are no relevant limitations. Still, some ...
When you boot up your PC, hit the Alt and F8 button repeatedly and choose your Boot Option. Use your arrow's on your keyboard to choose the option. Also take a look at this : http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/open-advanced-startup-options-windows-8.htm
Windows 7 32-bit can't boot from a GPT partition, so the drive was probably originally setup with the MBR partition schema to be the most compatible (even if you have Windows 7 64-bit). According to the error you say Windows 8 is giving you, Windows 8 won't install to an MBR partition if the system is in EFI mode. You can't have both MBR and GPT ...
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