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asked 2013-08-25 07:29:12 -0500

shubham gravatar image

updated 2013-08-25 22:59:56 -0500

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I have installed fedora 19 and have left 200 gb unallocated for win 8 but during installation of win 8 it says unable to boot in any of the drives because of gpt filesystem how to install win 8

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answered 2013-08-25 08:15:31 -0500

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updated 2013-08-25 08:16:32 -0500

It's usually a good idea to install Windows first and then install Linux.

But, since you have already installed Fedora, the first question is - Do you have 64-bit Windows? It appears only 64-bit windows can boot from GPT --> as mentioned here

Also, here is a typical windows 8 installation guide - http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2328-uefi-unified-extensible-firmware-interface-install-windows-8-a.html

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answered 2013-08-25 17:32:02 -0500

I ran into this recently. I found that the Windows 8 installer would only work with a GPT disk if the system was booted in UEFI mode. Look for that option in your popup boot menu.

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