Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI

  1. #1

    Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI

    Hi guys.

    Thanks for looking at this thread.

    I have a few questions about dual booting windows 7 and windows 8 preinstalled (UEFI) on my Dell laptop.

    1. Can I install a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop, if so how?
    2. Will installing a non-UEFI version of Windows 7 on my laptop break it?
    3. Can I use EasyBCD for UEFI?
    4. How do I create a UEFI windows 7?

    Thank you

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 203
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Really no point in dual booting since they are essentially the same OS like 7 to Vista.

    Choose one and stick with it, Windows 7 will be supported till 2017 (mainstream) and 2020 (security).
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    I would like to dual-boot, nonetheless. I use win 8 for app development and win 7 for gaming, because some games still do not support win 8.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    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

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

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by theog; 09 Nov 2013 at 12:48.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Dual Booting Windows 7 with Windows 8 Pre-Installed UEFI
Related Threads
Dual-booting Windows 8 and XP in Installation & Setup
Hello, I'm new to the forum and blah blah blah who cares. I'm not a computer expert here, so I thought about coming here seeking for help. Anyways, into the topic, I wanted to ask a couple of things about installing Windows XP Home SP2 Upgrade (not full) on a partition (I'll get a cheap old Windows...
I installed Windows 8 with UEFI on a GPT SSD like the tutorial on this very forum states, but I ran into an issue when I plugged in my secondary HDD (1tb MBR?). It won't boot even if I make sure Windows Boot Manager is the primary boot option. What can I do about this? If I unplug the drive, it...
Hello guys, First of all my english can be sux,Sorry for that i hope i can tell my problem properly. Last days, I installed Hackintosh to my pc, and i did some efi changes for Hackintosh. After i bored and deleted hackintosh part. Than now i cant start my computer with uefi.When i open ''Enable...
and if so, will it perform slower? Or only boot time will be affected? Any other disadvantage of doing so? Thanks
Hi All, Just after a bit of advice, my girlfriend has recently got a new laptop and unfortunately she doesn't like it, despite me loving Windows 8.1. She would like to try Windows 8 but is going back to Uni soon so would like Windows 7 as a back-up dual booted. I've shrunk the partition...
Recently I purchased a laptop with windows 8 64 bit pre-installed in it. For my job purpose, I needed windows 7 32 bit. After searching the web and also using the information I got from this site, I disabled secure boot, deleted the recovery partition and converted GPT partitions to MBR. Then I...
Help dual booting Windows 8 in Installation & Setup
I've been following this guide: The problem is that when I go to install Windows 8 it doesn't recognize the partition I made. This is the partition I made. 9771 This is what it looks like when...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook