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Dual Boot system: Windows Home Premium(64bit) & Windows 8

Ive planned on making my new gaming pc a dual boot system....
Ie: Windows HP 64bit for gaming,.....while..... Windows 8 for surfing and other uses!!!

So i need some info:-
*is this possible?
*is it gud two hav a dual boot setup?
*wat are the disadvantages?
*any solution or alternatives?

Thanks for any help Provided
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    Why would you setup a dual boot system? I presume that you meant Windows XP 64 bit for gaming, but Windows 8 is a better option. It's possible to setup a dual boot system, but it may also become a pain. Drivers for XP 64 bit certainly are not as easy to find as the 32 bit version.
  2. GhislainG said:
    Why would you setup a dual boot system? I presume that you meant Windows XP 64 bit for gaming, but Windows 8 is a better option. It's possible to setup a dual boot system, but it may also become a pain. Drivers for XP 64 bit certainly are not as easy to find as the 32 bit version.



    Hey,....

    I meant windows HP (home premium 64bit),!!!, not XP64bit......... Coz i cud use Windows XP, in Windows HP 64bit compatibility mode .
    So i dont need Windows XP!

    And why not hav a dual boot?? Wat are the problems??
  3. Install W7 or even in your case XP32, when it comes to the section where you setup HDD's, just create two partitions and install W7/XP in the first.
    Now install W8, when it comes to the section where you setup HDD's, select the second partition, it will update the boot manager to show both O/S's.
    Now configure each to do its job. You can also do this with seperate HDD's.
  4. Rameez Jamion said:
    GhislainG said:
    Why would you setup a dual boot system? I presume that you meant Windows XP 64 bit for gaming, but Windows 8 is a better option. It's possible to setup a dual boot system, but it may also become a pain. Drivers for XP 64 bit certainly are not as easy to find as the 32 bit version.



    Hey,....

    I meant windows HP (home premium 64bit),!!!, not XP64bit......... Coz i cud use Windows XP, in Windows HP 64bit compatibility mode .
    So i dont need Windows XP!

    And why not hav a dual boot?? Wat are the problems??
    There are no problems if you plan it properly (in case you ever want to uninstall Windows Home Premium). This link may help: http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-tip-dualboot-windows-7-144111
  5. Thanks Guys for all the Help!!
    Really appreciate it :)
    will do as u guys said......
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