said by grohgreg:
That said, I have a 64 bit Win8 installation disc for a couple weeks now. Just haven't had the time to set up a dual boot configuration.
I was forced into using Windows 8 three weeks ago when a critical machine died and all I could buy locally to immediately getting things working all had 8 on them. Can't say I'm impressed. Noting your comment above, I saw this posted elsewhere earlier today:
Now I have discovered a problem with dual booting Windows 7 and Windows
8. One of the features in Windows 8 is a hybrid shutdown mode that
really helps reduce start-up speed. Apparently Windows 7 does not like
that at all. I discover the problem when I shutdown Windows 8 and then
booted Windows 7.
My test computer has 4 hard drives. While booting Windows 7 I received
messages about corrupted files on each of the other 3 drives. Chkdsk
ran repeatedly and when Windows 7 finally finished booting, all the
other drives were blank.
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