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Dual boot win 7 and win 8

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my main drive is a 256gb i think drive lol it has win 7 ultimate installed on it, i want to partition it and install win 8 on it and dual boot.

i do all of that and when i click the partition to install 8 on it says this:
windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. the partition contains one or more dynamic volumes that are not supported for installation.

windows cannot be installed to this hard disk space. the selected disk has the maximum number of partitions of this type

any ideas or software? i made a vmware of win 8 os no prob but i want to dual boot because idk if im fully ready to switch over yet and i don't feel like redoing everything

any ideas? thanks and no its not 8.1
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bump...no one ever answers my threads anyone have any ideas?
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Download an Ubuntu Live CD and use the built in GParted to do the partitioning. Delete the partition designated for Win8 and re-create a new one. Reboot. It should install fine.
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A bunch of swappable SSDs LG BD-ROM Thermaltake CL-P039-AL12BL-A Contac Silent Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Generic Korean 32" 4K Generic mechanical rainbow LED lit SeaSonic G Series 550-Watt AZZA Helios 910 CSAZ-910 
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