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Installing Windows 7 after Windows 2012 Server Installatio

  1. #1


    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 x64

    Installing Windows 7 after Windows 2012 Server Installatio


    Sais here, Install more than one operating system (multiboot) - Windows Help

    I should install the older operating system first, windows 7, to run a duel boot with windows 2012 server.

    But I am already running 2012 server and would like to just install windows 7 to it. Surely it will work.

    I was going to shrink my c volume to create a new partition within my c hard drive and install windows 7 to that.

    Or I could just install it to another drive, which I'd prefer not to do. Any advice regarding possibility of doing this?

    I presume this is similar to installing windows 8 first and then wanting to install windows 7 afterwards as a duel boot.

    Please advise further, cheers

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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    It used to be that way with XP, but you`re fine to install 7 after Server 2012.

    Personally, I would get another drive, hard drives are cheap and 7 deserves its own.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 x64


    ye ok cool, ill do it today
    i have more hds... but i might just shrink the volume 2012 is on and assign 40g or something. i only intend on using it for one game that wont install on server/win8... grr..

    sweet, cheers buddy
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  4. #4


    Posts : 54
    Windows 8 x64


    installed win7 after installing win2012r2 server, installed fine. all good !
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