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So I had a dual boot setup with windows 7 and the release preview, it worked perfectly fine. Since I get free keys for windows 8 (student) I decided I'll do it again with the actual OS now but when installing to the partition it gave me the error about windows 8 only being able to be installed on GPT disks. I'm on a MBR disk, the same one the dual boot was working on with the release preview so this is a little baffling.
While searching online, some people claim that windows can only be installed to GPT disks. Since I'm getting many conflicting searches on the issue can someone tell me if it is possible to have a dual boot setup on a MBR disk with WIN 7 and 8? I have a p8z67 le ASUS motherboard and a i5-2500k so UEFI is supported.
If it isn't possible, I've read that I can create a VHD and this actually seems like quite a nice and easy solution but I'm wondering if there are any disadvantages to it compared to running it off a partition? I prefer the partition just because if I end up liking the OS over time I can move all my stuff from the other partition to this and extend it, and delete the win7 parition.