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Windows 7: Dualboot XP/7 - installing Win 8 in place of XP

11 Feb 2014   #1
PowerOfDark

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Dualboot XP/7 - installing Win 8 in place of XP

Hello!

Currently I'm using dualboot with Win XP and 7. (XP was installed first)
XP is installed on partition C: and 7 on F:.
I'd like to install Win 8 in place of Windows XP, keeping the 7, but deleting XP (dualboot 7/8).
Can I just format C: and choose it in Win 8 installation GUI, or do I need to do some more things for it to work?

Screenshot from Disk manager (Sorry for not having English OS, I hope I translated it correctly ;p)

Red = C: (XP)
Green = D:, E: (empty)
Black = F: (7)

Greetings!


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12 Feb 2014   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, Welcome to forums.

You need to delete the OS first. for that follow this

After that you can use this
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12 Feb 2014   #3
PowerOfDark

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks for clarification!
That is what I wanted to know
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12 Feb 2014   #4
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

glad to know, you got what you were looking for!
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13 Feb 2014   #5
PowerOfDark

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
glad to know, you got what you were looking for!
Hey, I have one more question.
I've ran into issues with making my win7 partition bootable (it's logical drive etc.).
Could I just format C: (also making win7 unbootable - it's a boot partition), install win8 on it and then add F: (win7) to bootmgr using EasyBCD?
If not, is there a way to convert Logical Drive into a Primary Partition without ANY risk of losing data?
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