Dual Booting Windows 8 Upgrade With Windows 7
Posted on 2012-12-28
I have an opportunity to purchase from Microsoft a download version of Windows 8 pro for $39.99. I wish to keep my fairly new install of Windows 7 and would like to dual boot it with Windows 8. I need to know if this is possible with this special download upgrade version.
I am familiar with dual booting and beyond when I had Windows XP. I had several Windows XP disks at that time and I was able to do a dual boot using only an upgrade disk - having already in place an install of XP on the machine.
I realize that I must make another partition of the hard drive of the computer I wish to use which is a 1.5 TB drive. I fully also realize that the dual boot order must be 7 to 8 and not 8 to 7.
If this dual boot is possible and feasible I need to know what problems I might encounter with this combination. It has been years since I did a dual boot and it was only with Windows XP to XP !
Any help and suggestions would be appreciated.