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Windows 7: Windows 8 installation


23 Jun 2013   #1

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Windows 8 installation

Hallo,

I'm planning on installing windows 8 on my drive.

when I installed windows 7 it formatted my drive and I'm afraid it will happen again.

I tried to partition the drive as an external on laptop running windows 7 but does not give me the option.

what can I do to ensure my drive is not formatted or what else can I try to partition the drive.

please help.

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23 Jun 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Windows 8 has an option to keep all of your files implemented in the installation so I wouldn't worry. It also gives you the option to format your drive/files.
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23 Jun 2013   #3

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

windows 7 is sopose to give u these option but didn't I need to ensure this doesn't happen again
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23 Jun 2013   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 



These are the options for the Windows 8 installation even if it says something else. I am certain on this.
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23 Jun 2013   #5

 

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23 Jun 2013   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Pretty much this. You will see that you can keep everything with the option on there. I'll save you from reading all of it -



If you're still not comfortable with that you can always dual-boot and boot 8 on a different partition.
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23 Jun 2013   #7

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

drive crashed not available grub4dos error activated sum thing like _ _ (0.1) now it keeps saying no bootable device found
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23 Jun 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

That's a different issue that you should make a separate thread on. I cannot help you with this one.
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23 Jun 2013   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Uninstall GRUB from the partition where you had it. If it continues to cause problems then you'll need to back up your data, wipe the HD of boot code with Diskpart Clean Command and do the superior Clean Install - Windows 8.

It would help if you'd tell us if you want to keep Windows 7 to install Win8 in a Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7, upgrade Windows 7 to Win8, or Clean Install.

The correct way to Clean install an OS is always to boot the installer and use Drive Options to delete all partitions, then create new as you wish - unless you want to do an Upgrade which you also don't bother to say.

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23 Jun 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cmiuc1978 View Post
drive crashed not available grub4dos error activated sum thing like _ _ (0.1) now it keeps saying no bootable device found
Sounds like you have a Linux activated boot loader.
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