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Windows 7 and 8.1 Dual Boot

  1. #1


    India
    Posts : 8
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 PRO - 6.3.9600 Build 9600

    Windows 7 and 8.1 Dual Boot


    Hello All.

    I'm on Windows 8.1. But, I want to install Windows 7 in another partition (Dual Boot).

    I'm having a free 30GB NTFS partition, and I'm planning to install Windows 7 in that partition.

    My question is, "Is it possible to install Windows 7 without removing Windows 8.1 for dual boot?"

    I heard that, we need to install windows 7 first, and then we need to install windows 8. That's why I'm asking this question.

    Waiting for a fast response.

    Thanks.

    Akhil
    Last edited by akhilaniyan; 08 Feb 2015 at 14:33.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Yes you can install windows 7 over windows 8.. Both have to be the same arc x64 or x86

    And both most use same boot type either UEFI or MBR

    From within windows 8 run windows 7 setup and select the new partition you wish to install to..
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  3. #3


    India
    Posts : 8
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 PRO - 6.3.9600 Build 9600


    Thanks
    Last edited by akhilaniyan; 08 Feb 2015 at 14:33.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    I don't have any trouble multibooting different architectures.

    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    Both have to be the same arc x64 or x86
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    In an effort to avoid issues, since windows 8.1 was loaded first, my assumption is uefi, and same arc is needed
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