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Windows 7: When I reformat, should I put in 2 partitions for Win 7, Win 8?

19 Oct 2012   #1
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
When I reformat, should I put in 2 partitions for Win 7, Win 8?

When I reformat, should I put in 2 partitions for Win 7, Win 8?

My new HP laptop has a 1 TB drive. If I have to reformat anyway, should I split the drive and will the $14.99 Win 8 offer from Best Buy work on the 2nd partition?


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19 Oct 2012   #2
Cymbal Man Freq

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19 Oct 2012   #3
Parman

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If you plan on dual booting your machine then you can just make one partition for now 1/2 the size of your drive or w/e you want to use for windows 7. Then when you put windows 8 on it you can just choose the unallocated space.
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