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Adding Windows 7 to a new laptop with Windows 8

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    Adding Windows 7 to a new laptop with Windows 8


    I just got a new Lenovo laptop with Windows 8. I need to have Windows 7 because I will be using the laptop for inventory and price control in our hardware store and the programs haven't been used on Windows 8 yet. How do I add Windows 7 as a dual boot? Everything I've read is for adding Windows 8 to a system using Windows 7 or earlier. I read where I can downgrade from 8 to 7, but I got stuck because I couldn't disable the Secure Boot Control as one of the steps in the instructions. So, if anyone can point me in the right direction to add 7 to my existing 8, I would be gratefull.

    Thanks
    Steve

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


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

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

    Than follow this tutorial:
    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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Adding Windows 7 to a new laptop with Windows 8
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