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Windows 7: Dual Boot with Windows 7 and 8! Windows 7 not working!

27 May 2013   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxell505 View Post
Here is the screenshot
Windows 8 does not play happy with Logical Drives.

You can upgrade your Windows 7 with the Windows 8 upgrade, but to dual boot you will need the full version.

Upgrade to Windows 8 - Microsoft Windows

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Purchasing a full version of Windows 8

If you want to build your own PC and install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, or want an additional operating system running in either a local virtual machine or separate partition (including a Mac), you can purchase the Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro System Builder products (OEM versions). If available in your country or region, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro System Builder products can be purchased at participating stores, you'll need to ask a sales rep for more info. This version doesn't include customer support.

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27 May 2013   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes, from booted WIn8 installer only: Clean Install - Windows 8
Ok. I am successfully into Windows 8. Everything is working fine. Should I restart my computer and try to boot into Windows 7?
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27 May 2013   #13
Microsoft MVP


Yes, report back any error messages or deviate behavior.
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27 May 2013   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you guys SO MUCH!!! It finally works perfectly. Thank You guys because without you guys this wouldn't have even gotten past the partitioning problem haha. Now I just have to get used to Windows 8 haha. But I have one more question, is their anyway i can install the synaptics driver for multi-touch features on Windows 8 because I have a multi-touch trackpad but it is not letting me use the multi-touch for Windows 8
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27 May 2013   #15
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If you'd like to graft on the Win7 Start button menu to Win8 this program works perfectly. You can toggle back and forth between Start Button Menu and Metro: Windows 7 Start Menu for Windows 8 . Click Download button, Extract and run Setup as Admin.

First find the Control Panel in Win8, search for Devices and Printers to enable Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware (Step 3), then in Windows Updates Check for Updates and run all Important and Optional Updates repeatedly with reboots.

If it doesn't provide an adequate touchpad driver then import it from the HP Support Downloads webpage for your exact model PC.

Go to the Support Downloads webpage for your model PC
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