I have successfully installed Win8 RP on a 32 bit system with normal partition layouts (260 gig drive). I have a new workstation that came with Win7 64-bit but it has a 1 TB disk that uses a GPT partition layout.
The Win8 RP installer (3.3 gig ISO downloaded & burned to a bootable DVD) won't install to a GPT disk. Why is Win8 boot stuck in the last century? Is this a known issue and will it be resolved in the golden master release?
If I put in a normal partitioned disk in the computer (non-GPT), should I expect any problems with the Win7 GPT boot sequence?
If Win8 RP installs successfully to a non-GPT disk on this computer, will I then run into boot manager problems where I might not be able to access my Win7 GPT boot disk?
Is it a safe assumption that Microsoft is trying to eliminate multi-boot in such configurations, or is this just a shortfall in their implementation at this point?