Can't dual boot windows 7 with windows 8 ?

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  1. Posts : 11,408
    ME/XP/Vista/Win7
       #11

    theog :
    i read this
    Create a Packard Bell Factory Default Backup in Windows 8
    is a recovery media like that enough for re-installation of windows 8 ??....

    will i lose the data on the third partition(the one that i won't install any windows on )??

    Does make a difference which one to install first ??

    sorry for the the many questions and thanks :)


    i have Toshiba Satellite C855D
    You started with a Toshiba, now you have a Packard Bell??????????????????
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  2. Posts : 5
    Windows 8 x64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #12

    I am sorry :) ... i just wondered if there is something like that can help .... as i don't have a windows 8 dvd .
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  3. Posts : 11,408
    ME/XP/Vista/Win7
       #13

    i have Toshiba Satellite C855D
       Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html




    You can make a Microsoft Recovery USB Drive
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

       Warning
    Deleting the Recovery Partition is NOT RECOMMENDED


       Warning
    I personally DO NOT RECOMMEND using this METHOD above, as of the ERRORS you may receive below with the Microsoft Recovery USB Drive.You would be best off using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or Recovery USB drive.




    I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
    How to make Toshiba Recovery disks.
    Toshiba How-To: Create System Recovery Media DVDs on a Windows 8 Laptop - YouTube
    Toshiba How-To: Understanding Windows 8 system recovery options - YouTube
    Creating Recovery Media for Windows 8 - TOSHIBA FORUMS
    http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/cont...640-SP4015.pdf
    Toshiba How-To: Create System Recovery Media on a USB Flash Drive - YouTube
    Toshiba Satellite Pro C640/C650 with Windows 8, make recovery disc, page 68
    http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/cont...50_10Apr09.pdf

    or
    You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.
    Toshiba Service Portal - Laptop Recovery Media Services - Toshiba



    The Windows Recovery USB drive & Recovery Partition can be very problematic, I recommend you also make a Windows System Image.

    System Image - Create in Windows 8

    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

    System Image Recovery - Restore Image on Computer in Windows 8

    or
    look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
    Which is signed by Microsoft.
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  4. Posts : 11,408
    ME/XP/Vista/Win7
       #14

    Esmeal said:
    theog :

    will i lose the data on the third partition(the one that i won't install any windows on )??

    Does make a difference which one to install first ??

    sorry for the the many questions and thanks :)
    You will loose all data on all partitions.
    BIOS set up:
    1) DISABLE Secure Boot.
    2) Set OS boot to CSM.

    Windows install:
    To clean install:
    1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
    than first install Windows 7.
    2) Clean Install Windows 7
    than install Windows 8.
    3)Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

    You will need to buy Windows 7 & Product key, also a Windows 8 DVD.
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  5.    #15

    You should be able to disable Secure Boot to install WIn7 in UEFI mode to the partition you made there. I have done this several times on Win8 PC's to see how Win7 runs on them. You won't have access to Win8 unless you turn on Secure Boot. But at least you'll still have it hidden on the HDD in case you need to go back.

    Of course as with any install you need to boot the installer to do this. I don't know why you would try to run it from another OS as installs are not done that way ever.
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