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Windows 7: Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 Using Multiple Discs

12 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 Using Multiple Discs

Would it be possible install Windows 8 on a separate partion using for example- 3 discs with different setup files on each one?

My first post, so- please give my tips if I am unclear.


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13 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Yes, it is possible.
If you have already installed windows 7 just create a new partition under "disk management" utility with at-least of 15gb, then insert Disc 1,and boot from it and install windows 8 on newly created partition.Similarly put other disc when prompted.
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13 Nov 2011   #3

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Auslogics View Post
Would it be possible install Windows 8 on a separate partion using for example- 3 discs with different setup files on each one?

My first post, so- please give my tips if I am unclear.
Welcome to the forum,

Here's a great tutorial from our sister forum Windows 8 Forums

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista - Windows 8 Forums

Any other questions just ask.
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13 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 


Thanks. I wish I could just use my 4.7GB disc, but my other computer doesn't support it...
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13 Nov 2011   #5

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Auslogics View Post
Thanks. I wish I could just use my 4.7GB disc, but my other computer doesn't support it...
You're welcome.

What about a USB drive?

Create Bootable USB or DVD - Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO - Windows 8 Forums
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13 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I would, but my USB is only a 4GB. Though the ISO is 3.6GBS, it all the ISO burners I have tried have reported that there's not enough space.
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13 Nov 2011   #7

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Auslogics View Post
I would, but my USB is only a 4GB. Though the ISO is 3.6GBS, it all the ISO burners I have tried have reported that there's not enough space.
Did you try the tool in the tutorial?
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14 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, I did.
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14 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

You need an 8gb memory stick to install windows8 64bit,however you may download and install a 32bit version using 4gb memory stick.
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