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13 Oct 2012   #1

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Error installing dual boot windows 8 with windows 7

So, yesterday i tried to install windows 8 in dual boot with my existing windows 7.. Unfortunately the installation somehow failed.. Here is the detail..

I tried to install windows 8 in my laptop, HP envy 4..
First of all, here is my disk management screenshot before i installed the windows 8..

[img]http://s10.**************/glyqd24zp/Disk_management.jpg[/img]


Notice that i wanted to install it in W drive..
Fist question, can i install windows 8 in W drive? Notice that W drive is an extended partion from logical c, which my Windows 7 loacated in..

If yes, than move to the next question ..
If no, how can i make my hard drive partition so it can make another primary partition? I don't want to delete recovery and HP tools partition, since it can help me in the worst scenario.. However, is there a way to delete system partition and make the C as active?

Second question..
So i start windows 8 installation by extracting the windows 8 iso file, and run the setup in the sources folder.. I chose the W drive, and installation started..
However, when it reached the second step (i think it's the preparing file or something, in 60% i guessed), it said that it will restart in 10 seconds and counting.. So i let it restart.. Then my laptop boot into windows 8 loading screen.. The circle keep spinning, until the windows 8 BSOD screen showed up.. Then, my laptop automatically restart and keep looping to the BSOD..
Where did i go wrong exactly?

Thx before.. Cheers..


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13 Oct 2012   #2

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hello? anyone?
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13 Oct 2012   #3

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On Windows Disk Management, you can only have up to 4 maximum primary partitions, and I think you have to install Windows 8 in a primary partition in order for it to work (separate from Windows 7 in the logical drive). If your laptop has an option to burn a factory install discs, you can delete the recovery partition and just use the discs to do a factory reset. Note that this will revert everything (including the original partitions from the factory).
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13 Oct 2012   #4
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It should install to Logical since you have a Primary boot partiiton for it to update the Windows 7 boot files as designed.

But I would download the latest Win8 ISO to burn to DVD or write to flash stick and boot the installer to install to the partition you created, formatting it first.

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista - Windows 8 Forums
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13 Oct 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It should install to Logical since you have a Primary boot partiiton for it to update the Windows 7 boot files as designed.

But I would download the latest Win8 ISO to burn to DVD or write to flash stick and boot the installer to install to the partition you created, formatting it first.

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista - Windows 8 Forums
Umm, so you mean i can install windows 8 in W driver despite that W drive is an extended partition from logical C which my windows 7 loacated in?

So i shouldn't run the installation from the source folder? Is that the problem?
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13 Oct 2012   #6
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What did I just write?
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13 Oct 2012   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What did I just write?
And for the W drive, should i format it before the installation, or just leave it as a free space?
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13 Oct 2012   #8

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Ok, i have tried to run windows 8 installation from bootable usb..
However i can't find any drive to install windows 8.. No drive showed up at all.. Any suggestion?
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13 Oct 2012   #9
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Sounds like a prob with installer. Download another ISO and write to flash stick using Universal USB installer or Windows DVD-USB installer tool.
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13 Oct 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Sounds like a prob with installer. Download another ISO and write to flash stick using Universal USB installer or Windows DVD-USB installer tool.
I think it's not the problem..
I installed windows 8 to my desktop with the same installation just fine before..
That time, i installed it from sources>setup to a primary drive, and it works fine..

Now, since i'm ran out of primary drive, i got stucked here.. Any suggestion?

PS : I'm using HP Envy 4 with 32gb ssd with Intel SRT enabled.. See if that help.. And if i ran from sources>setup, all drive come out just fine..


Thanks..
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