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