Originally Posted by mojoman0
I did that all without any mention of BCD, I don't know what that even stands for besides Binary Coded Decimal.
On my laptop I just shrunk my partition, quick formatted a new one, rebooted and booted from win 8 disk. The install is easier than even win 7.
You do the trick with the BCD if you want to be able to boot windows 8 with the windows 7 bootloader, and/or if you want to be able to remove windows 8 completely with no trace.