Want to make the jump to Windows 8 but you don’t want to find out that it doesn’t work with your hardware? The Default install adds the new “pretty” boot loader, which let’s you swap between your old and new Windows installs. You have to do the install in windows 7 to? have the dual boot still work is my understanding.
Can I keep my 7 install without making a partition?
?Yes. I would still make a back up, I had a few issues with software that wasn’t happy that it? was in a different path, but 90% of things just worked.