"With Windows8, you'll need to use Advanced startup options; in there you can specify a restart with an alternate boot media."
Which sounds useful. If there is an HTG article on this, could someone post a link?
If not, could it be created?
I've been on Linux for years, so long that the entire windows debacle has got beyond me, but recently I tried to help a friend dual boot Linux on their Windows 8 machine, and got nowhere. The help with the system seemed to specifically avoid the topic, and online 'help' should hang their head for taking money for what they do.