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Dual-Booting Windows 8 and Windows Vista

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    Dual-Booting Windows 8 and Windows Vista


    I recently upgraded my copy of Windows 7 to Windows 8 (using an upgrade-DVD), now after using it for a while I'd like to have the option to boot up Windows 7 too. Unfortunately I only have a windows 7 upgrade DVD so I'll have to install windows vista before installing windows 7.

    Now here's what I'd like to have: the pc should have Windows 8 as the primary OS, and windows 7 as a secondary OS. At this moment windows 8 is installed in my C-drive. Is it possible to just install windows vista in a freshly made partition?

    I thank you in advance!

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    Welcome to EightFurums.

    How full license's do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Welcome to EightFurums.

    How full license's do you have?
    I'm not sure if I fully understand you but I have a Windows Vista install DVD, a windows 7 upgrade DVD and a windows 8 upgrade DVD
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    Windows Vista full upgrade to Windows 8.

    Windows ???? full upgrade to Windows 7.

    https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...ws-8-eula.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Microsoft
    What about upgrading the software? The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your existing operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are upgrading. You do not retain any rights to the original software after you have upgraded and you may not continue to use it or transfer it in any way. This agreement governs your rights to use the upgrade software and replaces the agreement for the software from which you upgraded. After you complete your upgrade, additional software will be required to playback or record certain types of media, including DVDs.
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    I'm sorry, I forgot to mention the PC came with Windows 7 pre-installed, does that change anything?

    So basically it's: windows 7----> windows 8 and windows vista --> 7
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    that one says: ''This will show you how to set up a dual boot installation with Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vistawhen Windows 7 or Vista is installed first.''

    Won't that be a problem since I installed windows 8 first?
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    You can install Windows 7 /Vista in dual boot first or second.
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