Windows 7 ~ 8 Dual Boot Set up
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November 22, 2012, 12:45 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North East Alberta
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Windows 7 wins with my games
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I personally I think you're wasting your time dual booting 7 & 8. Why don't you just stick with 8 and use
to restore the start menu? Or you can VM Windows 7, although I really don't see why you need both.
The only reason I went back and made my system a dual boot was to enable game play on most of my games. Only a couple of my games will play in Windows 8. When I went to the game makers website for technical advice I was told in an email that Dirt 3 & Dirt Showdown are not supported in Windows 8 (but "thanks for purchasing our game"). I could not get MS Flight Simulator X Gold to load properly, nor Warbirds not several other games. Of my games only X Plane 10 and Avatar loaded well and played well within Windows 8.
Setting up the dual boot is not that hard, already done it once, but I'm wondering if I try to load it onto a new Hybrid drive I just bought for my Win7 boot whether I'll get Windows 7 Pro out of my Windows 8 Pro disks or do I have to have the Windows 8 Pro DVD to make that happen.
Will play around with it next weekend between the Vanier Cup & Grey Cup football games.
Fort Kent, Alberta
2012 - A10 Rig
My System Specs
ASUS F2 A85M Pro
AMD A10 5800K 4.2Ghz most of the time
32 GB Kingston HyperX Red @ 1600 Mhz
Gigabyte HD 7970 OC
128 GB Kingstons Hyper X SSD (Win8 OS) 180 GB Intell 330 SSD (Win7 0S) 2T Seagate SATA III Drive 3T Seagate SATA III Drive 750 Seagate e-SATA FreeAgent portable drive 250 Seagate Passport USB portable drive
Antec 620 HCG-M
Fractal Design R4 Titanium Window
ASUS on board RealtekŪ ALC892 - usually my Razer SWTOR Headphones
LG BlueRay Lightscribe DVD Burner
Three LG Monitors: Main Screen a W2442- 24" LCD, & 2 x LG E2040T LED 20`screens.
Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 Pro ~ Windows 7 Home Premium, both 64 BIT
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