I just got Windows 8. I want to install it on a blank drive and keep using my current drive until I get all of my programs reinstalled. Is using two separate Operating Systems possible when they are on different drives? I've never dual booted but I know that it's either always done off one drive or it is rarely done on separate drives.
I've found a lot of info about dual booting with a partition. I haven't found anything about using separate drives.
Does anyone have any experience with the setup I'm describing?
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I've installed the OS and now I get frequent 100% disk usage when my system is only using about 0.5 MB/s.
This really hampers all operations because the entire system becomes unresponsive.
I've done 2 clean installs onto this drive and both instances had the same problem.
I turned off Windows Defender and it seems to have prevented the problem from occurring while the system is idle, but it seems to happen randomly when using any program at any time.
Has anyone encountered this scenario with Windows 8.