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Boot Window 7 from Windows 8

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    windows 8

    Boot Window 7 from Windows 8


    I need to know all options to boot a Windows 7 OS from a computer where I've installed Windows 8

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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  3. #3


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    windows 8


    I have some doubt about this: Look at Support Policy for Windows booting from external drives

    Windows 8 is installed on PC:
    (A)Could I install Window 7 direclty on USB?
    and/or
    (B)Must I to create a VHD on USB, Install windows 7 on it and boot Windows 7 from USB but using that VHD??
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Best installed to a HD Drive.

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    or VM.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    I have Window 8 Installed, I can't install Windows 7 first
    My question is not that, I need to know if is possible and supported these options:

    Windows 8 is installed on PC
    A) Create a VHD on PC, install Window 7 on it and create a dual boot
    B) Create a VHD on USB, install Window 7 on it and create a dual boot
    C) Install Windows 7 directly on USB

    Notes: Support Policy for Windows booting from external drives
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Boot Window 7 from Windows 8
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