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Solved Installing Windows 7 after Windows 2012 Server Installatio


krohm

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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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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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krohm

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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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