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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 alongside Windows 8

13 Dec 2012   #11
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Backup & partitioning.

The only 3rd party software that I know of, that fully supports Windows 8 is PARAGON.



Paragon 12 now supports Windows 8 uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.

PARAGON Software Group - News: Significant booting challenges on EFI systems when upgrading to Windows 8

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FREIBURG, Germany, December 11, 2012 - Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data backup, disaster recovery, and data migration solutions reveals the market educational article about possible Windows 8 booting issues and explanations on how the user can solve these problems: "The new Windows 8 and Server 2012 will be the base operating systems for upcoming new computers, laptops and servers. UEFI is the recommended platform for all of them. In spite of all of its advantages, many users are still not familiar with UEFI. There are known issues which may arise when you decide to manage EFI boot options or migrate to an EFI-based computer from another one. In most of these cases, your OS will simply not boot".


Download the market educational article below.



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13 Dec 2012   #12
boyans

Win 8 RP, Win 7, XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Fedora to be signed by Microsoft | TechRepublic


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Fedora 18 will support UEFI’s Secure Boot feature by using Microsoft’s sysdev signing service, to sign its initial bootloader.
If every new firmware will include a Microsoft key for checking boot managers and loaders what else can you do ? But the option to switch off Secure Boot will be always there.

I don't remember exactly where I have read about that the extension of GRUB towards UEFI will create a monster boot loader/manager. I bet Microsoft was not happy that GRUB can automatically load almost any OS including all versions of Windows.
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