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Windows 7: Dual boot windows 7

02 Mar 2012   #1
easypace

windows 7, 64 bit
 
 
Dual boot windows 7

Hi
I just download windows 8 consumer preview and am having problems. Can I partition
my drive and install windows 7 on the partition because I can't back out of the
consumer 8 preview? Thanks for any help.

easypace


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02 Mar 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Easypace, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you should normally be able to, but could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management (diskmgt.msc) window showing all of your HDD's layout just to be sure.
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02 Mar 2012   #3
easypace

windows 7, 64 bit
 
 
Thanks for your reply

I am having a terrible time navigating "8 consumer preview." So far it is a piece of
junk. I can't even bring up my disk drive to to view it. I will keep trying. This is why I
need to revert to back to windows 7. Thanks for your reply.

easypace
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02 Mar 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I hear you. You can open the charms bar in Windows 8 and click on Search for the search box like the search box in the Windows 7 Start Menu.
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02 Mar 2012   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by easypace View Post
I am having a terrible time navigating "8 consumer preview." So far it is a piece of
junk. I can't even bring up my disk drive to to view it. I will keep trying. This is why I
need to revert to back to windows 7. Thanks for your reply.

easypace
You should have tried it on another hard drive. And I agree with you it`s garbage. Just reinstall 7.
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02 Mar 2012   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by easypace View Post
Hi
I just download windows 8 consumer preview and am having problems. Can I partition
my drive and install windows 7 on the partition because I can't back out of the
consumer 8 preview? Thanks for any help.

easypace
Have a look at Brink's excellent tutorial: Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista - Windows 8 Forums
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02 Mar 2012   #7
easypace

windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

Can I reinstall windows 7 after I had already loaded Windows 8 preview on a new
partition?

easypace

The charms bar doesn't even work. I can even see the information for my C drive.
Very frustrating.

easypace
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02 Mar 2012   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

When you reinstall Windows 7 you should be able to delete the Windows 8 partition, and then create a new one for 7.
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02 Mar 2012   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by easypace View Post
Can I reinstall windows 7 after I had already loaded Windows 8 preview on a new
partition?

easypace
Of course you can , as mentioned when you get to the partition page of the install, format the partition ( click drive options ) where you installed w8 and pick that partition to install w7. Click next and the process will begin. Don`t choose any other partitions or delete any other partitions you have.
Can you post a shot of disk management before you start ?
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02 Mar 2012   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As mentioned above, yes you can.

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