I'll be able to dual boot my Win7 and with a detail of Win8 upgrade?
I have seen under the preview version but cannot find anything on the commercial version of Win8. Can I install the upgrade in a separate as a system partition dual boot and keep my Win7 installation. I have a lot of games and music, recording of programs that would be a real hassle of having to move. Thank you.
No, you can not, you will need a license of full version in order to dual boot with Windows 7. You can buy a full version license at New Egg:
I posted earlier about a bios option, and that has been resolved. Now after you delete the RAID 0 I am not able to dual boot. My specs are: Vista is Sata0, Sata1 is Win XP, Sata2 is spare (no OS) and BIOS is set to RAID Autodetect/AHCI. Now when I do a F12 for the boot menu all that it shows is on CD or hard drive SATA Boot. It does not show the 2 hard drives as it did until I deleted the Raid... I see all 3 HDs in Vista. If I set the bios to Raid Autodetect / ATA - no change. If I put the combination, then I get the screen on startup of Windows normalally, which it isn't, and if I choose Safe mode it goes back to the previous screen to start windows normally. What Miss me? What should I do to get it to dual boot again? Any help is appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Currently I got a MacBook Pro retina 13inch end of 2013 OS X El Capitan. For various reasons, I need to be able to dual boot my mac with OS X Mavericks (I have to run the suite Adobe CS6 for College) but the same time, I want to be able to keep in front of the new software updates and use cc creative cloud at home, would it possible for me to do this or at least get off at Mavericks? The MacBook is not new, and therefore does not have a warranty so I don't have to worry to invalidate even though I'd like to keep hold of my data.
In theory that Macbook can be found on the Mavericks, since it was initially delivered with the Mavericks, but not the same disc:
My guess is that you can try this:
a. make backups of backups backups, TimeMacine at least one backup.
b. connect an empty external drive: Diskutility opened and partition: partition 1: table of Partition GUID and Mac OS extended (journaled).
Run CarbonCopyCloner on your startup disk and clone the boot to the external disk, including the recovery Partition.
Restart after that, while now the Alt (option) key: the startup list will come to the top, choose the newly formed external to start.
If everything works this external:
c. stop the machine again once, start it up while pressing CMD + R + Alt (option): This starts the InternetRecovery partition: choose erase and install the OS (original). This should install the Mavericks.
Restart the mac: it should be in the Mavericks now. Install apps for the Mavericks. Restore your data to user for these applications.
(d) given that both drives are bootable, you can now start all holding the key Alt (option) and choose the one you want.
I'm not really sure that I forgot something, but I'm going to ask some people to enter and contribute. Wait until you are satisfied.
I just got my new HP ProBook 4520 s a few days ago and:
(1) there were 32 bit Windows7 professional pre-installed / pre-loaded
(2) it comes with the TWO 32-bit and 64-bit Windows7 professional DVD HP (I guess versions OEM HP)
(3) the HD have 4 partitions in the following order
score A 3 a) named SYSTEM
3 (b) the parition where Win7 is installed
(3 c) HP_RECOVERY partition
partition HP_TOOLS 3D)
I did a lot of dual-boot in the past years, but my question is really related to maintain the HP diagnostic tools that arise before even that any operating system is loaded... and diagnostic tools are those of the HP_TOOLS partition. For example, when I ran some diagnostic tests, after completing the tests and the boot of Win7, I see in the HP_TOOLS partition, in one of its directories, a .log file recently updated with the results of diagnostic tests. I want to assure you that I can still run powered on the laptop even after dual-boot diagnostic tools.
Now, since I have the DVD 32 - bit and 64 - bit, I decided I want to dual-boot between Linux and 64 bit Windows7 professional. So here's what I've done so far:
(A) has reduced the volume of Win7 Windows computer management disk management
(B) install Win7 64 bit on top of the existing 32-bit Win7 partition, format this partition during the installation. So no more HP utility and on the installation of 64-bit programs.
So now I have Win7 64 bit installed and professional pre-activated since it's the same notebook. Then, I realized that I really need to delete the HP_RECOVERY partition since you can have up to 4 primary partitions. So by deleting the HP_RECOVERY partition, I will be left with 3 primary partition, then I can create an extended partition to contain other partitions for Ubuntu, etc...
But before I delete the HP_RECOVERY partition, I want to know:
*) When starting, before even that any operating system is loaded, HP you shows options like "Diagnostics" and "recovery". How is the computer HP laptop knows that diagnoses are in the HP_TOOLS partition? How the laptop HP ProBook 4520 s knows that recovery is in the HP_RECOVERY partition?
*) Since I have the DVD of Win7 HP (32-bit and 64-bit), I don't really have the HP_RECOVERY partition. If I delete the partition, what will happen to this start screen which gives you the possibility of "recovery"? Of course the recovery option won "t work and I don't like, but will remove the partition HP_RECOVERY won't let me boot into Win7, or any OS besides? for example it does not validate there HP_RECOVERY partition to a place before loading Win7?
*) Then, I want to install Ubuntu, and preferably Ubuntu (or Grub also) overwrites the MBR. I prefer Grub on EasyBCD. I can easily change the configuration of grub so I can dual-boot with Windows7... But again, my question is, where does HP maintains information about diagnostic tools that they are in the HP_TOOLS partition, like the option of the diagnostic tool loading via BIOS before even any OS is loaded. Is that information in the MBR, or is it in the partition named SYSTEM?
Summary of the questions are therefore:
(1) where HP keeps its information that diagnostic tools are in the HP_TOOLS partition? It is in the MBR, or the SYSTEM partition, or is it stored in the BIOS hard coded to load more precisely from the location of the partition? I want to keep the ability to run Diagnostics even after you have a dual-boot installation with grub in the MBR.
(2) deleting the HP_RECOVERY partition will prevent the workbook from loading correctly before moving to Win7, Ubuntu or any other OS?
Just find the answer to my original question:
He uses the EFI interface and seeks a partition named HP_TOOLS, which means overwrite the MBR will not affect the operation of the HP diagnostic tools.
I would like to know how I would do a dual boot Windows 7 Ultimate for Windows download e-8 for 32 bit?
How dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8
The goal here is to create a Windows 7 and Windows 8 Dual Boot computer while protecting your investment in Windows 7 (if problems arise) or do you simply not not to continue to use Windows 8.
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I installed Windows 7. How do I get a partition or virtual hard disk the hardrive and then install a different OS, so that I can dual-boot between 7 and XP?
I only know of the VHD, 7 has a "virtual machine" option or is a long process that requires a third-party software?
Not longer than the partitioning of the HARD drive and install XP - actually quite a bit more fast I should think and gives you the ability to move from one OS to the other without having to reboot the machine. You don't need to have enough RAM but... If you find my answer helpful, please click the button "Vote as helpful"! Thank you! My Blog
I just bought a new laptop with Win 7 Home Premium installed. I want to dual boot Windows 7 and Linux and use Win 7 in a VM. What license I need upgrade who will allow me to do?
Well, you can use your current license and install a program from the virtual machine and install your Linux distribution you want in the program of the virtual machine with Windows 7.
You will however need to a Windows 7 full version license.
Regarding the supported Virtual Machine programs, you can use the following text:
I'm having the following problem: I had Windows 7 as primary OS (C drive) and then installed Windows 8 (on drive D) that is of dual boot. Everything was working fine until I decided to remove Windows 7 from the drive C. I have formatted the drive using Acronis Disk Director 11. After the reboot, the computer was not bootable. I had a reistallation DVD of Vista and installed. Now, I have Windows Vista on C and Windows 8 for D drive that is not bootable. My question is how to get rid of Windows 8 without having my computer starts plu?
Thanks in advance,
try to start your computer in safe mode on Vista and remove windows 8 in d ' training of formatting it and check if the problem is resolved.
Start your computer in safe mode
If you still have the sam e problem then see below
Try typing F8 at startup and in the list of Boot selections, select Mode safe using ARROW top to go there > and then press ENTER.
Try a restore of the system once, to choose a Restore Point prior to your problem...
Click Start > programs > Accessories > system tools > system restore > choose another time > next > etc.
See you soon.
If the above does not work, try to make a Bootable ERD to do a Startup Repair:
As is the case with most computers/laptops these days, they do not come with good Vista disc to repair only the recovery disks.
As your grave in the category above, download the ISO on the provided link and do a repair of the disc.
Go to your Bios/Setup, or the Boot Menu at startup and change the Boot order to make the DVD/CD drive 1st in the boot order, then reboot with the disk in the drive.
At the startup/power on you should see at the bottom of the screen either F2 or DELETE, go to Setup/Bios or F12 for the Boot Menu.
When you have changed that, insert the Bootable disk you did in the drive and reboot.
You can make a tool to restart system, System Restore, etc. with it.
Read all the info on the website on how to create and use it.
It's a very good Vista repair disc.
You can do a system restart tool, system, etc it restore.
There is not a disk of resettlement.
And the 32-bit is what normally comes on a computer, unless 64-bit.
You can save your data in Mode safe, ifit loads correctly.
You can only do a upgrade repair facility if the Service Pack on the Vista DVD is not lower than the SP installed, in your case you have installed SP2.
DVD SP level. must be the same or higher to be able to do a repair installation.
Your DVD must be SP2
Unless you do regular backups, nothng is guaranteed re data.
1. slave of your hard drive in another computer and read/save your data out there.
2. put your Hard drive in a USB hard drive case, plug it into another computer and read/save from there.
3 Alternatively, use Knoppix Live CD to recover data:
Download/save the file Knoppix Live CD ISO above.
Download the Vista software from the link above.
After installing above ISO burning software, right click on the Knoppix ISO file > copy the Image to a CD.
Knoppix is not installed on your PC; use only the resources of your PC, RAM, graphics etc.
Change the boot order in YOUR computer/laptop to the CD/DVD Drive 1 in the boot order.
Plug a Flash Drive/Memory Stick, BOOT with the Live CD, and you should be able to read the hard drive.
When the desktop loads, you will see at least two drive hard icons on the desktop (one for your hard drive) and one for the USB key.
Click on the icons of hard drive to open and to understand which drive is which.
Click the icon for the USB drive and click on "Actions > Change the read/write mode" so you can write to disk (it is read-only by default for security reasons).
Now to find the files you want to back up, just drag and drop them on the USB. When you're done, shut down the system and remove the USB key.
I have a new hard drive and a new DVD Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit upgrade. I want to keep my old hard drive with the ability to work under XP. Can I just install my new drive in any open slot, and then start from my DVD? I'll be able to start on the player of my choice? How does with the marking of the readers? And it defaults to Windows 7 whenever I start my computer? How I will be when you start the disk with XP?
Since you are using a version of 'Upgrade' of Win7 it will assume the license of the prior XP operating system and the Microsoft EULA says that you can no longer use your XP operating system on any computer. To dual boot with XP'd you need to buy a version "full" of Win7, not an upgrade. When you install Win7 it will make a copy of XP called Windows.old in your drive (C :) and you can copy the files from it to your new O.S. of Win7, but you will need to re - install all the applications from the original media.)
My new HP p6280t computer with Win7. I would like to be able to use Windows XP as well, which is a dual-boot configuration. Can you give me some advice to be able to do this? Thank you.
I'll 3rd - the Virtual PC thing - allows you to run XP in a virtual form on Windows 7. I found the dual-boot to be neat in concept, but prone to be messed up, if you're not careful...
Hello people - I'm running a MBPro 2011 currently dual booting OS 10.6 and 10.8. I use my computer professionally and need to stay in the sweet spot for a variety of programs that don't play well with the latest and great artist OS versions. The need for 10.6 fades and I want to update this partition to 10.11 to test the new operating system. I think that El Capitan live down the cover still more strict control of the user of the operating system in a number of ways. Can anyone tell if installation 10.11 on partition in any way with my main OS partition created 10.8 mess?
It will not. Back up everything anyway.
I installed Windows 7 (from the hidden to the hardrive recovery section) on my new Tecra S11. I would like to know if I can use the Windows XP
recovery media provided by Toshiba to create a dual boot Windows 7/Windows XP rather than go back to XP?
As far as I know it of not possible to create a dual boot with XP and Windows 7 Toshiba Recovery disk. The problem is that the recovery disk erases the entire HARD disk, so there is no option to create a dual boot with another operating system.
If you want XP too you need to a normal XP installation disk Microsoft or you use virtualization of Windows 7 XP mode, if some n t applications run on Windows 7. ;)
I am a newbie in Windows 8, linux, Partition...
I want to use my new laptop with windows 8 pre-installed on the following:
Create a Dual Boot Windows 8 / Ubuntu
Create on my drive C (single disk on my laptop):
* a partition for the system
* one for Windows 8
* one for data and
least for Ubuntu OS
My goal is:
-to install VmWare on Windows 8 and run Splat Checkpoint with virtual machines to make the FCTC laboratories.
to install GNS3 on Ubuntu for CCNP Labs but with GNS3 to access the files in the data partition
I have a Toshiba Satellite with 750 GB and 8 GB of RAM.
According to you, what is the best size for my scores?
Is there a better way to partition my C drive on my goal?
I don't know if this is the right section, sorry for that. Feel free to move this thread in the appropriate section *.
I think the size of partitions depends of the you want to use and install other software.
So if you have a lot of software which runs under the Windows System I recommend to choose a larger size to win 8 partition.
However, given that you have a 750 GB HARD drive, you could take 200GB for Win 8, 100 GB to Linux and the rest of the HARD drive size, that you can use for data.
By the way: I found Nice YouTube video how to create a dual boot using 8 Win and Linux http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_Yd2jK-7Jg
Computer details: * Satellite A200 PSAE6E... *.
The laptop came with Vista... I managed to install Windows XP (with new drivers etc...) and it ' s working fine * BUT * after reboot, Acronis OSS does not recognize Vista and the computer starts directly with Win XP only. (I need two BONES...)
I'm looking for a lot of instructions now of hours * dual boot *, but everyone takes for granted that I have an Installation DVD for Vista... I don't!
Toshiba came only with the product recovery CD, so all the instructions of MBR and solutions that even Microsoft gives me (E:\boot\bootsect.exe/nt60 all...) it does nothing!
Is there anyone out there?
Please... If you can give me no hint at all... it would be just a miracle... Thank you
have you heard of 'Vistaboot'-> http://www.vistabootpro.org/
A program that allows you to change the bootoptions, so if you want to change the boot settings, then try this program.
Otherwise, you can also consult the "UBCD4Win" program which is a live cd of windows xp with many tools, you may find something to change the Boot Manager.
I have an Equium A60-692, I want to dual boot it with the existing Win XP and Win 98 (pref) or Winme. I succumbed to the Win 98 or Win Me loading on the hard drive. Even during startup with a completely blank disc. (formatted). The installation fails at some point when I think it's either looking at PNP or pieces PCMCIA devices. Someone at - it win 98 on a laptop toshiba modern. What I missed. Someone help please!
The first important difference is that partitions are most recent an old FAT32 and NTFS HARD disk. Please check this page of http://www.ntfs.com/ for more information.
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