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    dual boot

    I have an ssd drive as the c:drive. The BIOS is an American Megatrend UEFI setup. When I attempt to set up a dual boot system using the D: drive I get the following error:
    "Windows cannot install on this disk. The computer hardware may not suppoet booting on this disk. Ensure that the the disk controller is enabled in the computer BIOS."
    No listing in BIOS able enabling or disabling the controller. Also system can access D: drive. I don't want to use a virtual system as I tried it and it doesn't work as well as I hear it should.
    Thanks for any help
    Dave

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    Dave,

    Welcome to the Lounge as a new poster!

    What OS are you trying to install as the Dual Boot?
    From the Wikipedia entry for UEFI:
    Microsoft introduced UEFI for x86-64 Windows operating systems with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1, so the 64-bit versions of Windows 7 are compatible with EFI. 32-bit UEFI is not supported since vendors did not have any interest in producing native 32-bit UEFI firmware because of the mainstream status of 64-bit computing.[39] Windows 8 includes further optimizations for UEFI systems, including a faster startup and secure boot support.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    I'm trying to install xpsp3

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    Dave,

    Looks like you're stuck with using Virtualization to me.
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    That's what I figured

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