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I have a computer (Dell Inspiron 3542) with Windows 8, and thus the new UEFI boot system. I would like to install a few OS’s which are not EFI compatible, and Arch GNU/Linux with BIOS mode. However, I would not like to completely wipe all my files to set to legacy. My preferred options would be to:

1. Multiboot legacy OS alongside my EFI OS

2. Convert Windows 8 and Ubuntu to legacy without reformatting or switching to MSDOS part table.

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It is possible. I have an option in my BIOS to either boot UEFI first or Legacy first. I have installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode from a USB live disk (first) and Windows 7 not in UEFI (MBR) from a DVD. This has resulted in 2 partitions of 100mb and I can switch OS’s via the BIOS.

As neither OS realizes it is in a dual boot system it might even possible to add more OS’s.

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