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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 english

09 May 2011   #1
bhellim

Windows 7 64 bits Home Premium
 
 
Installing Windows 7 english

HI

Good day,I just want to ask if it is possible to install 2 windows 7 OS on the same computer? Cause I have a pc with Windows 7 Chinese OS preinstalled but hoping that I won't have to delete that OS and instead install an English version of Windows 7,I was hoping to dual boot it,is it possible and if it is can you help me on step by step on how to do it? many thanks


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09 May 2011   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, it's easy.

Just make a partition for your new install.

Boot the install dvd - foolow instructions and point the installer at your new partition.

The only issue you may have - as that is an oem machine - you probably have 4 partitions already on there.

If you post a screenshot of Disk Management window - someone will show you how to get rid of the annoying 100mb partition ( assuming you have one ).

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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09 May 2011   #3
bhellim

Windows 7 64 bits Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the reply gonna have the pc by tomorrow afternoon gonna see the disk management window and what is that 100mb partition? is that the hidden recovery system I don't want to delete anything on the pc just in case for warranty purposes.
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09 May 2011   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I see - well there is another way - may have to make one of the partitions extended - you can always change it back at a later date if you need to

We will know when we see the screenshot.
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10 May 2011   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello bhellim.



Here's some info on posting images here at Seven Forums.
Note   Note

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.

How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums


If need be Method Two of this tutorial at the link below may be what you are needing but post the snip / screen-shot of Windows disk management so we can make sure before you proceede.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives
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10 May 2011   #6
bhellim

Windows 7 64 bits Home Premium
 
 

please see attach files sorry if it's too small and please advise what to do,thanks


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11 May 2011   #7
gregrocker

 

Since you already have four Primary Partitions on the HD, in order to shrink one to make another partition you would have to convert it to Logical using free Partition Wizard bootable CD. Then you could create a new Logical sub-partition to install the other Win7 onto.

An easier way would be to move the Data off of D onto C, then boot the Win7 DVD to CUstom install onto D, using the Drive Tools to format the partition first as shown here: Clean Install Windows 7

THe WIn7 installer will configure a Dual Boot menu. Each Win7 will assume C when you are booted into it.
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11 May 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



As Greg has mentioned, there is a four (4) partition limit using this partition structure; have a thorough look at Method Two of this tutorial at the link below, being sure to heed the Warning about the "System" partition.


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11 May 2011   #9
bhellim

Windows 7 64 bits Home Premium
 
 

Hello hmm if ever D: drive doesn't have any files on it can I possibly say it's ok to install Windows 7 on it without having to change it? I'm not at home right now but I think they partition the 1TB HD to 2 500GB as seen on the attach file.Having C: windows and D: just free space.
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11 May 2011   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes, you can install onto DATA D if you have nothing on there you want to keep.

Be careful you pick the right one to install onto - when you have booted to the installation environment - drive letters may be different.
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