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Dual Boot Windows 7 & 8 (With Windows 7 Installed later)

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    That is good news.

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    Hi SynAppx, glad you figured it out.


    I purchased a laptop with Win8 (not Pro) pre-installed and I want to dual-boot Win7. Do you think your problem arose because you had Win8 and was trying to install Win7, since you had to end up wiping both installations and then installed Win7 first, and then Win8 after.


    I am worried that I might run into this problem if I am trying to install Win7 as a dual-boot onto my Win8 system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JS1987 View Post
    Hi SynAppx, glad you figured it out.


    I purchased a laptop with Win8 (not Pro) pre-installed and I want to dual-boot Win7. Do you think your problem arose because you had Win8 and was trying to install Win7, since you had to end up wiping both installations and then installed Win7 first, and then Win8 after.


    I am worried that I might run into this problem if I am trying to install Win7 as a dual-boot onto my Win8 system.
    NO.

    Quote Originally Posted by JS1987
    Thanks, theog for your response. I will try to find a way to enable Secure Boot...
    Leave Secure Boot DISABLED.

    Quote Originally Posted by theog
    If you re-enabled Secure Boot, you can not install Windows 7.

    Step 3) Reset BIOS to default, and reboot to BIOS make sure Secure Boot is disabled.

    Step 5) press enter on the UEFI DVD drive


    If you do not Boot from the UEFI DVD drive, you can not install Windows 7.
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    1. Let me ask one question please, I have Windows 8 installed in my laptop. But I want to create a partition and dual-boot with Windows 7.Will this be oki? Some in this forum said that problems occur after installing Wins 7 alongside Windows 8 pre-installed.
    2. How can I use UEFI? It only supports 64-bit right?
    3. I clearly know that first to install Windows 7 and Windows 8 after is oki.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EthanChen View Post
    1. Let me ask one question please, I have Windows 8 installed in my laptop. But I want to create a partition and dual-boot with Windows 7.Will this be oki? Some in this forum said that problems occur after installing Wins 7 alongside Windows 8 pre-installed.
    2. How can I use UEFI? It only supports 64-bit right?
    3. I clearly know that first to install Windows 7 and Windows 8 after is oki.
    welcome to EightForums.

    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
    Warning ,you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware settings in Step Three set.
    Also take note of the note about Dual booting.

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