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Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI

  1. #1

    Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI

    Hi guys.

    Thanks for looking at this thread.

    I have a few questions about dual booting windows 7 and windows 8 preinstalled (UEFI) on my Dell laptop.

    1. Can I install a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop, if so how?
    2. Will installing a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop break it?
    3. Can I use EasyBCD for UEFI?
    4. How do I create a UEFI windows 7?

    Thank you

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Really no point in dual booting since they are essentially the same OS like 7 to Vista.

    Choose one and stick with it, Windows 7 will be supported till 2017 (mainstream) and 2020 (security).
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    I would like to dual-boot, nonetheless. I use win 8 for app development and win 7 for gaming, because some games still do not support win 8.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    You can install Windows 7 x64 in dual boot first or second.

    Follow Step one to five in this tutorial:
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

    Than follow this tutorial: (installing in uEFI mode.)
    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by theog; 09 Nov 2013 at 12:48.
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