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Unique Win8 win7 dual boot, is it possible?

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    and just to make sure that is with an already exsisting win8 laptop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plane1 View Post
    and just to make sure that is with an already exsisting win8 laptop?
    Yes.
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    alright thank you I will check it out
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    You are welcome.
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    Theog, Im not exactly familiar with what the Secure Boot control does, but I always thought the general rule was that the older OS had to go first, because if the newer OS was installed first the older OS wouldnt have the proper boot loader to boot the newer OS.

    So Im just somewhat unsure how this works, and whether it is a Downgrade or a dual boot? I apologize for my nitpickiness
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    Quote Originally Posted by plane1 View Post
    Theog, Im not exactly familiar with what the Secure Boot control does, but I always thought the general rule was that the older OS had to go first, because if the newer OS was installed first the older OS wouldnt have the proper boot loader to boot the newer OS.

    So Im just somewhat unsure how this works, and whether it is a Downgrade or a dual boot? I apologize for my nitpickiness
    It doesn't matter with Windows 7 and 8. You can install either one first and the boot loader should be recognized.
    You can also change the boot order using EasyBCD 2.2.
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    Thank you, The laptop should arrive tomorrow, I just want to make sure I have every detail in order. No need to be messing up a brand new laptop
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    Quote Originally Posted by plane 1
    Im not exactly familiar with what the Secure Boot control does,
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    What you lose, when booting Windows 7 on your new PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plane 1
    but I always thought the general rule was that the older OS had to go first, because if the newer OS was installed first the older OS wouldnt have the proper boot loader to boot the newer OS

    With Win XP & lower, yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by plane 1
    So Im just somewhat unsure how this works, and whether it is a Downgrade or a dual boot?
    You will have a dual boot.
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    you might want to change the name of the tutorial, it said Downgrade from windows 8 to windows 7, which is kind of confusing.

    and I somewhat get lost on step 4, what DVD are you referring to? the recover disk made at the start? or a win7 iso? Hate to assume.
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    and I somewhat get lost on step 4, what DVD are you referring to? the recover disk made at the start? or a win7 iso? Hate to assume.
    The Windows 7 x64, that you will need to buy.
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