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Windows 7: i want to create dual boot(intall win8 in win7 lapto7) in my laptop?


18 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home basic 64bit sp2
 
 
i want to create dual boot(intall win8 in win7 lapto7) in my laptop?

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I want install windows 8 pro in my Sony Windows 7 home basic 64bit laptop but unable to create new primary partition because my laptop already have 3 primary partition(I not create it).

my question is,
1. can install win8 in logical partition?
2. how to install win8 pro in my Windows 7 laptop without any problem?
3. can I convert *: Recovery(primary) to *:Recovery(Logical) and create new primary partition for install win8?and after install win8 can I possible to use my laptop without any problem and use both Windows 7 and win8?
4. After install win8, can possible install Window phone developer tool without any problem?
note : please step by step guide my to install win8 because I don't have any experience in install OS.




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18 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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1. can install win8 in logical partition?
You can install Windows to a logical partition. A MBR partitioned disk only need a single primary partition to use as the "Active" partition. By default a normal Windows installation will create a small 100 MB partition labeled "System reserved" exclusively to store boot critical files. Whether you install Windows to a logical or primary partition, boot files will be always stored in the "System Reserved" partition.

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how to install win8 pro in my Windows 7 laptop without any problem?
If you are familiar with the installation process, there won't be any issues. However make sure to backup all data to an external medium as an insurance. Also it will be a good idea to image your hard drive.

Image your system with free Macrium

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3. can I convert *: Recovery(primary) to *:Recovery(Logical) and create new primary partition for install win8?
Don't do this. Your may not be able to perform a recovery operation. Although you can create a new logical partition in the 35 GB free space, it is too short to be used as an OS partition. All your partitions are almost full so it is not possible to shrink some space and create a new partition for 8. I would recommend moving all data stored in "F:" (Movies ), format the drive and install 8 to it.

Simply boot from the install DVD/USB and choose the last partition for install and the installer will auto-configure dual boot for you.

How to Dual Boot Windows 8 and Windows 7 | PCMag.com


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQdGr718Ssk
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18 May 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

You can create a new Logical partition in the Unallocated Space shown there with the * mark for your Windows 8 install. You can then add or subtract Space to it from any other partition whether it is adjacent or not using extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.
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19 May 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home basic 64bit sp2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Quote:
1. can install win8 in logical partition?
You can install Windows to a logical partition. A MBR partitioned disk only need a single primary partition to use as the "Active" partition. By default a normal Windows installation will create a small 100 MB partition labeled "System reserved" exclusively to store boot critical files. Whether you install Windows to a logical or primary partition, boot files will be always stored in the "System Reserved" partition.

Quote:

how to install win8 pro in my Windows 7 laptop without any problem?
If you are familiar with the installation process, there won't be any issues. However make sure to backup all data to an external medium as an insurance. Also it will be a good idea to image your hard drive.

Image your system with free Macrium

Quote:
3. can I convert *: Recovery(primary) to *:Recovery(Logical) and create new primary partition for install win8?
Don't do this. Your may not be able to perform a recovery operation. Although you can create a new logical partition in the 35 GB free space, it is too short to be used as an OS partition. All your partitions are almost full so it is not possible to shrink some space and create a new partition for 8. I would recommend moving all data stored in "F:" (Movies ), format the drive and install 8 to it.

Simply boot from the install DVD/USB and choose the last partition for install and the installer will auto-configure dual boot for you.

How to Dual Boot Windows 8 and Windows 7 | PCMag.com


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQdGr718Ssk
I planed to install "win8 pro 64 developer preview". After install win8 developer preview, can I possible install Window phone developer tool(visual studio and update 2) without any problem?
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19 May 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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planed to install "win8 pro 64 developer preview". After install win8 developer preview, can I possible install Window phone developer tool(visual studio and update 2) without any problem?
Devoloper Preview is nothing but an old beta so you shouldn't install that. You should install "Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1" 64 bit ( latest release ) and you will be fine with phone SDK.

https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us/downloadsdk
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19 May 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home basic 64bit sp2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anshad Edavana View Post
Quote:
planed to install "win8 pro 64 developer preview". After install win8 developer preview, can I possible install Window phone developer tool(visual studio and update 2) without any problem?
Devoloper Preview is nothing but an old beta so you shouldn't install that. You should install "Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1" 64 bit ( latest release ) and you will be fine with phone SDK.

https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us/downloadsdk
please reply my new question in http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...op-wp-app.html
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19 May 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry mate. I am not familiar with Embedded OS and developer tools based on it. I can help you setup or manage any consumer OS but i know nothing about "Embedded 8.1 Industry Pro".
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