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Question about Dual Booting Win8.1 Pro and Win7 Ultimate

  1. #11


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I would leave it as is and change the boot sequence temporarily with the BIOS. No need to unplug any drive. If you go into true double boot, you may encounter more problems.

    The other option is to run one of the systems in Virtual. That's how I do it. That is the best of all worlds because you can run both systems in parallel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYapSD6ttQ4



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  2. #12


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    I would also recommend EasyBCD.
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  3. #13


    I use EasyBCD to boot other OS's installed on my drive which can be frustrating if you're in one OS and want to sneak into another. I have a number of specialist programs unique to my business that run on Microsoft. I do web development on FreeBSD and Linux. I have recently installed https://www.virtualbox.org/ on my Microsoft partition and it's brilliant. I can run multiple OS's from within Windows 8.0. You'll need at least 4GB RAM memory.

    I suggest you install Virtualbox on one drive and run either W7 or W8 as a virtual machine. It's easy peasy
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