Originally Posted by zer0
is it possible to install windows8 on a different partition with files in it? example partition E: with files? will it format that partition or can i keep the files and still install windows8?
You would want to resize (shrink) the existing partition that has the files in it, then create the new partition for 8 in the now empty space.
Just back your files up first. Win 8 (or 7 if this will be a dual boot machine) should be able to resize it for you no problem.