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Windows os installation error related questions

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  • Installation Error
  • Windows 8
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January 18, 2013 10:59:03 AM

Hello,
i hav windows 7 ultimate installed in c drive nw. bt want to use windows 8 pro along wit it. anyhw i hav total 3 logical drives. bt while installing 2nd OS, it automatically selects c drive for its installation bt it already contains win7 so it l be erased. any suggestions hw to locate other drive fr installtion??

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January 18, 2013 11:40:49 AM

Explanation:
- You should only install Operating Systems onto Primary Partitions (or at least that's the most sane way to do it, and Win8 enforces it).

Your set-up is probably:
- Pri Partition, [Ext Partition(Logical Drive 1, Logical Drive 2, Logical Drive n)]

What you want is:
- Pri Partition 1, Pri Partition 2, Pri Partition 3
- You can have up to 4 primary partitions OR
- You can have up to 3 primary partitions AND ***1*** Extended Partition that can contain up to 21 Logical Drives within it.

If you can grasp that, consider using GPartEd to alter your partition id's.
- http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php

Don't do anything ELSE besides just changing their type UNLESS YOU HAVE ALL DATA BACKED UP!

Don't do anything ELSE besides just changing their type UNLESS YOU HAVE ALL DATA BACKED UP!

Don't do anything ELSE besides just changing their type UNLESS YOU HAVE ALL DATA BACKED UP!

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