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Installation Windows 7 after Windows 8

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    Installation Windows 7 after Windows 8

    Hello guys I have Windows 8 installed on my computer right now but I'd like to have also Windows 7 (want to install Win 7 on vhd - shfit f10 - diskpart - select vdisk - attach vdisk). I want to have option of choose one of these two opearting systems in boot menu. How to do it? Can I insert dvd with 7 and install it (shfit f10 - diskpart - select vdisk - attach vdisk)? What about bootloader? When 7 is first and 8 is installed later bootloader of 7 is overwrite with new one (8).

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

    Is this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?

    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 you must have the uEFI/BIOS firmware setting in Step Three set.

    Make sure you read the NOTE at Step three.

    warning   Warning
    If you shrink a partition before deleting the OEM Recovery partition, the partition & 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
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    This is not PC with preinstalled Windows 8.

    I'd like to do same thing like there Windows 8 VHD - Create at Boot to Dual Boot with but 8 is already installed and than I want to install 7 on vhd.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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