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dual boot with windows 7

  1. #1


    MILTON KEYNES
    Posts : 15
    windows 7 home premium x64bit

    dual boot with windows 7


    just want to check that i can duel boot win 8? in short unplug my win 7 drive and install win 8 on a separate new drive. plug back in and choose between 7 or 8.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Brian,

    No. You would want to keep the Windows 7 drive connected if you want to have it automatically included in your boot manager at startup to select between them to run at startup.

    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

    Windows 8 will be set as the default OS to run at startup since it was the last one installed, but you can use the tutorial below to change that if you like.

    Startup Options - Choose a Default OS to Run at Startup in Windows 8

    Hope this helps.
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  3. #3


    MILTON KEYNES
    Posts : 15
    windows 7 home premium x64bit


    hi brink thanks for the info im going to get the full pro version to install, i want to keep the windows 7 as it is
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. Don't blame you.
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dual boot with windows 7
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