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    Re-install question

    i have a tri-boot system with 2 hard drives. the 1st HD has windows 7 on it. The other HD has both win 8 installed 1st and then win 8.1 installed on it. If I have to reformat the drive with windows 8 on it and install win 8 again will that affect anything or will it be safe to do?



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    Might have to run a repair with 8.1...depends how you partitioned it out.
    You'll have to reinstall programs that were in 8.

    Check out virtualization like hyper-v, virtualpc, xen, vmware.....so much easier than the old multi-booting.
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    Why bother having Windows 8 & 8.1 side by side? There's so little difference between them.
    No one has any right to force data on you
    and command you to believe it or else.
    If it is not true for you, it isn't true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Might have to run a repair with 8.1...depends how you partitioned it out.
    You'll have to reinstall programs that were in 8.

    Check out virtualization like hyper-v, virtualpc, xen, vmware.....so much easier than the old multi-booting.
    Cat, I used gparted live and gave each partition about 120gb space and formatted them and installed each on their own partition, will i be ok if just have to -reinstall programs then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyT View Post
    Why bother having Windows 8 & 8.1 side by side? There's so little difference between them.
    Tony, Never used nor saw win 8 or 8.1 before set them and wanted to see the diff. Love 8.1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    Love 8.1.
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Really?
    Nothing wrong with 8 or 8.1. He has stated that he had seen neither in action and just wanted to try them side by side to get a better understanding. Lighten up. Personally I would just run 8.1 in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    Tony, Never used nor saw win 8 or 8.1 before set them and wanted to see the diff. Love 8.1.
    Understood. Just settle with 8.1 in the end.
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