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Windows 7: Dual boot Windows 7 (Home Premium) & 8 (Developer's Build)

21 Sep 2011   #1
Oluyinka

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Dual boot Windows 7 (Home Premium) & 8 (Developer's Build)

Hello,

I wouldn't call myself an advanced user but I'm not exactly a beginner either. The major problem I'm currently having is that I'm attempting to dual boot the Windows 7 pre-installed on my laptop (HP dm3) with the née Windows 8 developer's build. I partitioned the drive and installed Windows 8 on the partition without a problem but unlike every guide seems to suggest, I do not guet some screen that says "Boot Options" in that metro style when I boot up. Instead the computer goes straight into Windows 8. I've tried a clean install ( I used the restore disk that HP includes) to bring back a fresh version of Windows 7 and then went through the whole process again but to no avail. Any help (please be as detailed as possible) would be appreciated.

If you can't think of a solution then can someone explain how to set up a virtual drive (or VPN - I'm guessing at names here) to install Windows 8 on.


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21 Sep 2011   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

This might be a good excuse to give them something to do over on Windows8 Forum

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21 Sep 2011   #3
Oluyinka

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
This might be a good excuse to give them something to do over on Windows8 Forum

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Thanks ... I will do that
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28 Oct 2011   #4
gregrocker

 

Correct, install EasyBCD to the booting OS to add the other one. The version linked is still free.
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