Warning about the file system

  Pine Man 18:50 PM 26 Oct 12

Be aware that Windows 8 has a modified NTFS file system.

I have two hard drives. W7 on one and I installed W8 on the other. Rather than dual boot I just selected the drive I wanted at boot up. This means that you can see both systems in windows explorer and easily copy files across to the new system.

BUT and there's always a BUT!

After installing W8 on one drive with the W7 drive disconnected, just in case, I rebooted my system with both drives connected and selected the W7 drive to boot and while it was doing so I put the kettle on. When I got back the computer had noticed the modified file system on on the W8 drive and assumed it was corrupt. So it tried to repair it - I am now re-installing W8 again - carefully!

  Pine Man 16:19 PM 09 Dec 12

Suppose I'd better tick this.


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