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Dual Boot Question

  • Windows 7
  • Dual Boot
  • Windows 8
Last response: in Windows 8
March 26, 2014 12:41:27 PM

Hello anyone who is reading this I have a question about dual booting windows 7 and 8

I watched this vid

and it looks pretty simple but my question is if I want to do the trial of win 8 because i want to see the performance diff on it for bf4 from win 7 so my question is all my data going to be on win 8 when i load it or will i have to reinstall all of it again?

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March 26, 2014 1:38:24 PM

Since your Win8 install will be on a new partition or new drive it will be a completely clean install with none of your files or programs. You will see your Windows 7 partition or HDD when your booted into Win8 and you should be able to access whatever files you want, but you would have to re-install programs.

If you install Windows 8 over top of Windows 7 you will generally keep most of your system settings and files. I prefer a fresh install though.