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Dual boot HP ENVY M7J020DX

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    Win 7 & 8

    Dual boot HP ENVY M7J020DX


    I have a new HP ENVY M7-J020DX machine that has Win 8 already installed and I want to dual boot with Win 7 PRO; also want to upgrade to Win 8.1 PRO at the same time.
    Before I spend over $200 for the new software, I want to make sure that it will work - ideally, talk to someone who has already done it on the same HP machine.
    Anyone....?

    Gene, W0QFC

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


    As you have a HP, to dual boot Windows 8 & Windows 7, you will need to install both OS's in Legacy mode.


    Downgrade to Windows 7.
    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.
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