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Can I boot with one Bootmanager Win 8 and Win7?

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    Can I boot with one Bootmanager Win 8 and Win7?


    Currently on my (new) computer there is only a (pre-)installed windows 8

    In detail there is a 300 MB big active system partition (I guess with the Win8 boot manager).
    and a 200GB parition with Windows 8

    Now I want to create a new partition (with 50 GB) and install Windows 7 on it.

    Is the Bootmanager on the 300MB partition capable to recognize automatically the Windows 7
    system on the new partition?

    Or do I have to install the old Win7 Bootmanager?

    Peter

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Is the Bootmanager on the 300MB partition capable to recognize automatically the Windows 7
    system on the new partition?
    YES.

    Note   Note

    When dual booting with Windows 8 Preinstalled & Windows 7

    Follow Step one to five in this tutorial:
    Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7

    warning   Warning
    If you shrink C: before deleting the OEM Recovery partition, the C: & the new partition may be converted to Dynamic partitions.
    You DO NOT WHAT Dynamic partitions.




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




    For Ref:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Can I boot with one Bootmanager Win 8 and Win7?
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