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 Post subject: Make a dual boot PC
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:49 am 
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I just purchased a Gateway DX380 UX308 desktop PC and would like to make it a duel boot Windows 8 & Windows 7 PC but have been unable to boot from disk even after setting the Bios to first boot to CD/DVD drive any sugestions?


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 Post subject: Re: Make a dual boot PC
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:08 pm 
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You'll find information on how to set up a multi-boot system here: Install more than one operating system (multiboot)

The basic steps are to create a separate partition for installing the new OS, then install it into the new partition. After that you'll be able to select which OS you want to boot from each time the system starts.

To create a new partition you'll use the Windows Disk Management tool. If your current partition takes up the entire drive then you can use Disk Management to shrink the existing OS partition, then create a new partition in the space you just freed up. Scott.


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