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Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual boot.

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual boot.


    Hi all
    Normally I use a Virtual machine rather than dual boot but this time I need to do some testing with REAL hardware so I need to boot into both W7 and W8.

    I can't seem to find if it's possible to dual boot wither 2 Windows 7 instances (for example Ultimate and Home Premium) or a Windows 7 and W8 instance.

    Any ideas anyone -- I'd rather just use normal MS stuff rather than tricks like EasyBCD which mess around with hiding partitions and changing the the partition with the OS you want to boot as the ACTIVE one.

    Cheers

    jimbo

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jimbo,

    Yes, you could dual boot with any two Windows 7 editions or versions if you like. You could also dual boot with any Windows 7 and Windows 7, or multi-boot with 2 Windows 7 and a Windows 8 if you like.

    If you like, the tutorial below can help show you an easy way to dual boot with any Windows 7 and Windows 8 to help.


    Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Thanks --works a treat very nicely explained too

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome Jimbo.
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Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual boot.
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