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#1 2012-11-02 12:38:25

AlexCogn
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Registered: 2012-09-27
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[SOLVED] Will windows 8 upgrade break dual-boot?

Hi,

I don't know if this is the right section but I suppose it is. I currently am running a dual-boot of Windows 7 and Arch Linux. I have 4 partitions: 1 boot partition, 1 HP_tools partition, 1 partition for the actual windows and 1 for arch.

If I upgrade my windows 7 to Windows 8, will it change anything? Or will just the windows partition be affected?

Thanks in advance!

Last edited by AlexCogn (2012-11-03 19:48:43)

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#2 2012-11-02 12:45:45

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Re: [SOLVED] Will windows 8 upgrade break dual-boot?

As far as I know, the secure boot rubbish will only affect new PCs that want to be "Windows 8 certified", and even then there's a possibility that OEMs will let you turn that "feature" off.

After "upgrading" your Windows installation, you'll probably need to reinstall your bootloader to the MBR, but that's nothing new.


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#3 2012-11-02 13:47:49

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Re: [SOLVED] Will windows 8 upgrade break dual-boot?

I would probably wait until the first service pack is issued.


For games, there's virtually no performance gain: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/win … ,3331.html


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#4 2012-11-03 18:05:35

hermanr
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Re: [SOLVED] Will windows 8 upgrade break dual-boot?

I just installed Windows 8 as an upgrade from Windows 7, keeping my settings, files and applications. Since my hardware is not Secure Boot-compatible, this was not an issue.

After the update, my PC booted as usual. No need even to reinstall my bootloader! I just reran grub-mkconfig to have 'Windows 8' instead of 'Windows 7' in my Grub menu.

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#5 2012-11-03 19:48:27

AlexCogn
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Re: [SOLVED] Will windows 8 upgrade break dual-boot?

Yes me too, didn't need to re-install smile

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