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How to create a dualboot Windows 7 and Windows 8 on disk that already has three partitions on it

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I have Windows 7 installed on my PC on a C drive (partition) on a disk on my PC that has two other partitions on it E and G. I include an image showing the partition map of my disk. I have got Windows 8 available on a CD. I wish to know if I can install Windows 8 on Partition E or G of my disk, and which of these partitions would be a better option. As you will see in the image Partition E is a Primary Partition and Partition G is logical drive. Thank you for your help.
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Install it to the primary partition. Also use a partitioning utility to first hide your current Windows 7 partition before you install. That way your Windows 8 partition will also get to be shown as "C".
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by:FaheemAhmadGul
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Thank you for your help.
By Primary Partition do you mean Drive E on my disk (as shown in the image I have attached in my posting)
I do not have any partitioning utility to hid my current Windows 7 Partition. Can I just install Windows 8 on Drive E. I do not mind if in my Windows 8 installation my Drive G shows as G and not C.
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Yes, I mean drive "E". Use GParted to hide the partition. It is OpenSource and free:

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=gparted
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