Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: dual boot win7

06 Apr 2013   #1

win7-64 bit
dual boot win7

I need to install Linux on my pc and I bought a separate drive for it.
I have never done this. so what are the steps ?
I boot the pc with Linux installation CD and do the installation and windows will automatically detect dual boot or I have to do something ?


My System SpecsSystem Spec

06 Apr 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP


It's best to unplug the Windows 7 HD during Linux install to keep them separate booted by the BIOS.

After install plug back in Windows 7 HD and set it first to boot in BIOS setup, then boot Linux HD using BIOS Boot Menu key.

More here: Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux - Windows 7 Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Apr 2013   #3

win7-64 bit

Thank you for prompt reply
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 dual boot win7

Thread Tools

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:21 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33