Installing Win 8

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lwoods1jr

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- can I remove, or move the following partition on my HDD? Name - System (300MB); ID'ed as "Healthy, Active, Primary" It is shown 1st in the Disk Mgmt. graphic on Win 7. "C" is right after that and is ID'ed as "Boot, Primary" Next I created a new partition - "D" of 98G where I want to install Win 8 for a dual boot on this laptop.

When Win 8 installation starts it only looks at that 300MB System partition and of course says "not enough space to install Win 8"

Thanks!

Jr.
 

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You can move or delete the System partition, but then you'll have to repair the boot because you will have destroyed the Master Boot Record. I suggest to leave it alone.

I don't understand your installation problem. When I installed Windows 8 along with my Windows 7 system it installed in the partition I specified, and the small System partition is still intact.

Maybe if you attach a screen shot of the Disk Management window we can spot something that will help.
 

lwoods1jr

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- thanks for your reply . . . I don't understand it either. . . been dual-booting since Vista was released. I had zero problems on my Desktop getting it done and using it daily.

I'll do that (screen shot) - not using my laptop just now so will hit it in the AM -

Thanks again!

Jr.
 
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