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Question regarding Window 8.1 Dual Booting

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    Question regarding Window 8.1 Dual Booting

    Hey guys, I've a pre-installed Window 8.1 but wanted to use Window 7 as well. If I would to install Windows 7, will it affect those software I installed on Windows 8.1? (Like compatibility issues)

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    No. You can either set up to dual boot or run 7 in a VM. Neither will affect your Windows 8.1.

    You could look into these tutorials
    Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with,
    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
    VMware Player - Install Windows 8

    Any would do what you want (probably). I find VMs easier than dual boot.
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    If you reinstall windows 7, after Windows 8, you will revert to the windows 7 boot manager.
    Best way, imo, is to make a an image of Windows 8.1 (Macrium will do it). Install Windows 7 and then replace the image. - done
    It will any way, affect the software you have installed , but you will have to reinstall all of it for the new installation.
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    Read through the thread. See my previous post as a suggestion.
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