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dual boot windows vista on a pre-installed windows 8.1

  1. #41


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    don't even have a usb and dvd I only have Windows 7 all editions pre-activated
    I'm not sure as to your SOURCE, or what your are now hoping to do..

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  2. #42


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    don't even have a usb and dvd I only have Windows 7 all editions pre-activated
    I'm not sure as to your SOURCE, or what your are now hoping to do..
    Yeah. "Windows 7 all editions pre activated" screams torrented ISO that is likely infected with something...

    OP, there are some excellent tutorials at our sister site Seven Forums such as this, this, and this that may help you out.

    In my opinion the UEFI thing is just getting harder to navigate as new computers come out and Win7 becomes more and more obsolete. Trying to get anything to run on my brand new Dell inspiron 15 7548 2015 model including the Win10 tech preview is a nightmare as the install dvd's don't have the proper drivers and don't recognise critical parts of my computer.

    If I were you, OP, seeing as you are having so much trouble with this, I would adopt the following course of action if you really need to run Win7/Vista

    -Backup all files that you need from your laptop
    -Go into UEFI, convert fully to legacy BIOS
    -Run windows 7/vista setup, format drive and create new partitions as MBR
    -After Win7 setup, partition drive and install Win8.1 in legacy mode in second partition. Not ideal but it will work.
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  3. #43


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    Yeah. "Windows 7 all editions pre activated" screams torrented ISO that is likely infected with something...

    I didn't download it from any torrent things and I have tested the iso using VM VirtualBox

    and it worked well

    Q1: if I installed windows 7 on E partition C partition will be affected?

    Q2:if windows 7 setup failed to install windows 7 on E partition I still can boot to windows 8.1 ( if Q1 Got yes )
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  4. #44


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    if you install windows 7 on E, then NO the C partition will not be effected..
    if windows 7 fails to install on E - windows 8.1 on C will not be effected..

    But the boot manager and files may be corrupted.. (actually I thought a while ago that is what happened)
    Thus I thought you where to boot from the windows 8.1 setup media and choose "repair this computer"
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  5. #45


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    when I restart my laptop I will be presented with boot manager with tow options
    1- windows 8.1
    2-windows 7
    Q:when I click windows 7 it will run setup?
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  6. #46


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    if you installed windows 7 to E > reboot PC > you should have two boot menu options ( windows 7 and windows 8)
    Selecting windows 7 will continue with the windows 7 setup phases..

    once windows 7 completes all its setup phases > selecting windows 7 will boot the 7 OS
    or selecting windows 8 will boot the 8 OS
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  7. #47


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    Q: if I stopped the installation at the middle
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  8. #48


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    WHY would you stop it in the middle ??

    Who knows where your system is now ??


    if you got the windows 7 boot menu option > just select it and see what happens.... let it continue or what ever..
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  9. #49


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    Thank you I will start now

    Code:
    WHY would you stop it in the middle ??
    
     Who knows where your system is now ??
    maybe the battery will run out of energy . . .
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  10. #50


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    keep it plugged in...

    after 4 days and 49 posts - I thought you had already started and where having problems

    well if you run into problems - you can re-read this whole thread as a referance..
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