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dual boot windows vista on a pre-installed windows 8.1

  1. #81


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Awesome. Cheers

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  2. #82


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    wait what about keyboard Fn keys driver?
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  3. #83


    Posts : 120
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Unfortunately there isn't a driver for that. Those either work or don't work depending on the laptop. For me I use Dell laptops and my function keys work in Windows 7. There might be a setting in the UEFI firmware for it. (There is on my Dell laptops)
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  4. #84


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    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    What is it called?
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  5. #85


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    I would like have Windows 7 in separate partition, but reading through this thread has me all confused. I have a full install 64bit Windows 7 disk with a license key. I've never partitioned an active drive before and would like to get this done in a way not to void the warranties on this relatively new system

    Regards,
    Hank Sundermeyer
    Newark, DE

    DELL XPS 9530 Laptop
    Windows 8.1 64bit
    4th Gen Intel Quad Core i7-4712HQ CPU 3.3 GHz
    16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (8GBx2)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB GDDR5
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  6. #86


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Hello HankS and welcome to the forums..

    First go into control panel > recovery > create a recovery drive.. This will write the factory recovery images to a USB stick,, Save it for just in case you ever need it to restore your system back to factory setup..

    then you are going to need to shrink your C drive by about 60GB / 100GB to make room for windows 7
    then you create a partition in the free space you just created above, then install windows 7

    You will not void any warranties by installing another OS or any software..
    then install
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  7. #87


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    Thank you, kyhi. Will be making an image of the volume C and a USB recovery drive just in case.

    Hank Sundermeyer
    Newark, DE
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  8. #88


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    I want to increase my windows E: partition storage from C: partition (windows 8.1)

    how to do it?
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  9. #89


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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
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  10. #90


    Posts : 83
    Windows 8.1 with windows 7


    i have created apartition with this program but how can I extend it?
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