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30 Mar 2010  
smengler

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Dual Boot Windows 7 using Upgrade CD

Hi, I'm currently running Vista and want to upgrade to Win 7. I want to do a clean install (or whatever it's called) and dual boot Vista and Win 7. I want to do this because I want to install Win 7 and wait until I know that I've gotten all the right applications and files off of Vista before I uninstall Vista. I have Win 7 Home Premium Upgrade. I've made an empty partition already. Can I just run the Win 7 CD and choose custom install to install it on the new partition while leaving Vista intact? Would I lose all my files and programs on Vista? What's the best way to do this?

Thanks for your help!

Edit:

I've read Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version, but it still doesn't answer my question about the dual boot.
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