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    moving disk drives

    If I remove the boot drive from my old Windows 7 computer and put it into my new Windows 8 computer, how can I set up the new computer to allow dual boot at start-up?

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    If I remove the boot drive from my old Windows 7 computer
    You will need a buy a new Product key.

    Note   Note

    When dual booting with Windows 8 Preinstalled & Windows 7

    Follow Step one to five in this tutorial:
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7
    Warning you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

    Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

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

    For Ref:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums
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