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I'm just going to build myself a new PC last build about win98

Im getting a Samsung 250gb evo ssd just for so

Would I be able to install windows 7 & 8 on it for dual booting

Will there be enough space on it for both

And can somebody point me in the direction of how to do it

Please

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Yes you can dual boot W7/8 (whats the reason behind this?)

Samsung 250GB will have plenty of space. You should still have at least 150GB free after installing both OS's + updates

I would install W7 and then follow a guide similar to this
 

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I like to set my dual\multi boots by setting up each OS on seperate drives.

Install each OS then set your prefered OS as first boot then to boot into a different OS I press F8 (Asus) and manually select that drive.

Then once the PC is turned off and on my default OS boots up automaticly.

I have tested this on Win 7, Win 8 , MAC OS X and Linux, works like a charm.

Admitadly my Obsidian 800 D with it's four hot swap drives on the front of the case helps out.
 
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Thanks for the replies that's helped me out a lot

I was thinking of buying win 7 oem

And trying win 8 on the 90 day trial to see how I got on


Thanks Colin
 

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Unless you can buy Win 7 really cheap I would just buy Win 8.1 and install that.
 
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Where's the best place to find the best hacks for windows 8 to make it more like win7

I'm getting on a bit to learn something so different


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I can't say, I just leave it as is.

One thing I do is unpin ever app from the Start Menu and pin my own installed software.

Just actually messing about removing the default apps from the install.wim and testing a new install to see what happens. My first test worked really well.
 
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i wouldn't buy anything just yet. grab the trial of windows 8.1 and install that. see if you can live with it for 3 months. if you really hate it then buy windows 7 otherwise buy 8.1.
 

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I tried Win 8.1 four or five times before I ditched Win 7.

Warming to it now.
 
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