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I want to install a ssd drive 250gig and a sata drive 1TB and multiboot between them.

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I want to install a ssd drive 250 gig and a sata drive 1TB and multiboot between them. How would I setup the bios boot configuration and Windows 8 to do multiboot?
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John Hurst earned 500 total points
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I think you can configure BIOS to do this, but you CANNOT use the same copy of Windows 8. You need to purchase another Windows 8 license.
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I have two license. I looked in Bios and I have legacy mode selected. The 250gig has Windows 8.1 on it already,.
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So then you need a boot manager for the SSD drive so that when you start you can select which disk. Your BIOS may have a selection option.
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Bios does not what do you recommend?
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I suggest you start with the possible options in Windows 8. Here is a Windows 8 Forum Tutorial on setting up boot management. I would do this before trying a third party boot manager. You need to be Administrator before working through the tutorial but I assume you are.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5245-startup-options-enable-disable-windows-8-a.html
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I am pretty sure that you don't have to do anything but install it one to disk after the other - the boot entries will get created automatically.
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Didn't those boot entries get created, didn't they work...why did you have to use the BIOS (if you even had)? Feedback is always welcome.
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