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  1. #1


    Posts : 79
    windows 8 single language

    dual boot windows 8 and windows 7


    hello guys : as a beginner i know nothing about dual booting and i never installed any windows by my self before but i would like to give it a try so that's why i'm posting this thread and i need your advice according to my pc i will post any information you ask me to about my system .

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    dual boot windows 8 and windows 7
    YES & NO, down to your UEFI/BIOS firmware setting.

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

    1) 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.

    2) If Using a USB Pen drive on a PC with a UEFI BIOS.
    USB Pen drive need to be formatted to FAT32 as in
    UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
    Take note of Step 11 for Windows 7.
    Also you will need to use a USB 2.0 port, as there are no USB 3.0 drivers in Windows 7.


    You will need to buy Windows 7.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 79
    windows 8 single language


    Yes it is oem manufacturer's PC with pre-installed windows 8. But why do I have to downgrade I want both 8 and 7
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Yes it is oem manufacturer's PC with pre-installed windows 8.
    What manufacturer?
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dual boot windows 8 and windows 7
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