Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Please address us in full sentences which convey complete thoughts. Are you saying you installed WIn8 on C and now need to install Windows 7? Is there some reason you ignored the advice to install to D after backing up your files?
Please post back the DIsk Mgmt screenshot requested.
He was able to install 8 on the same drive likely shrinking the C primary to make enough room. When stating he could use 7 he wouldn't have any need to reinstall 7.
You have to read the post itself. greg quoting KKS21199 here
Thats ok, i installed win 8 and aso could use win 7
A better wording would have been: "I installed win 8 and can still use 7 or run 7" while the meaning is plain as day there.
A screenshot of the DM isn't necessary at this point since the laptop only has one main drive unless he ended up nuking the 14.2gb recovery partition which would have been ill advised.
The one thing that will help however now that 8 is on is that no problems come up when booting into 7 from the 8 boot options since 8 went on after the preinstalled 7. I have to caution about what was found when seeing dual boots of 7 with the Customer Preview at first loading 8 from the 7 boot options and later the Release Preview and 7 running into problems which caused both versions to start freezing up solid when booting into 7 from the 8 boot options instead.
The Disk Check tool was able to recover both from immediate freeze ups when going to click on anything once the desktop for each version was fully loaded showing some type of bug that needed to be worked by MS. If you start running into this type of problem KKS21199 schedule the chkdsk /r at a command prompt or right click on the main drive';s icon to go to Tools on the menu bar and click the Check now button under Error checking.
In the event you are not able to either while booted in 7 boot live with the 8 dvd you burnedand go into the repair tools/command prompt option to schedule it there with the "chkdsk c: /f" command and then press Y when prompted to run the tool there while booted live from disk. This type of vulnerability seems to be present when booting into 7 from the 8 boot option and not vice versa as no problems were found when booting into 8 when an entry for the new version was added into the 7 BCD.