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

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July 4, 2013 5:05:08 AM

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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July 4, 2013 5:11:59 AM

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.
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July 4, 2013 5:21:18 AM

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??
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July 4, 2013 7:12:16 AM

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.
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July 4, 2013 8:35:55 AM

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-...
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July 4, 2013 1:53:57 PM

Thanks Guys for all the Help!!
Really appreciate it :) 
will do as u guys said......
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