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Question regarding Window 8.1 Dual Booting


Shuu

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3
#1
Hey guys, I've a pre-installed Window 8.1 but wanted to use Window 7 as well. If I would to install Windows 7, will it affect those software I installed on Windows 8.1? (Like compatibility issues)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 8.1
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#2

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    MacBook Pro Core2Duo
    CPU
    T7600
    Memory
    3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon X1600
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Internal
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 800
    Hard Drives
    40GB
    Keyboard
    Apple
    Mouse
    Apple
    Internet Speed
    Varies
    Browser
    Various
    Antivirus
    Defender

davehc

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Denmark (But English)

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#3
If you reinstall windows 7, after Windows 8, you will revert to the windows 7 boot manager.
Best way, imo, is to make a an image of Windows 8.1 (Macrium will do it). Install Windows 7 and then replace the image. - done
It will not.in any way, affect the software you have installed , but you will have to reinstall all of it for the new installation.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Use several different computers during a day, so specs are irrelevant.