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Windows 7: how I Install windows 7 alongside Windows 8

08 May 2013   #1
WaxyGoosy

Windows 8(32 bit) & Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 
how I Install windows 7 alongside Windows 8

I am Currently running both windows 7 & 8 on same Pc using Dual boot. but recently some programs on win7 dont run accurately. i reinstalled them, but no betterment came. so I would like to reinstall windows7 . but if i install windows 7. will Windows 8 become unable to boot or use.... because earlier years back, when i install windows XP alongside Windows7 ,even separate partition , i was not able to use windows7.. but i dont want to lose Windows * apps and setting and want to run windows 7 alongside by reinstalling.. if I do that ,will I able to use both ? plz help me


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08 May 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hi WaxyGoosy and welcome to SevenForums

Take a look here

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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08 May 2013   #3
WaxyGoosy

Windows 8(32 bit) & Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 

thanks VistaLing.... but the link describes Installing windows 8 when windows 7 is pre-installed. but i want to know will Windows 8 be damaged , if i install windows 7 when windows 8 is pre-installed?
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08 May 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

See if this will help

How to Dual Boot Pre installed Windows 8 with Windows 7

I believe windows 7 and windows 8 use the same boot loader .
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08 May 2013   #5
WaxyGoosy

Windows 8(32 bit) & Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
See if this will help

How to Dual Boot Pre installed Windows 8 with Windows 7

I believe windows 7 and windows 8 use the same boot loader .

this is quite helpful. i shall try this.... may may problem be solved
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08 May 2013   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can install Windows 7 or Windows 8 first.
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08 May 2013   #7
gregrocker

 

The problem you had with XP is that it isn't modern enough to know how to configure a Dual Boot when installed last. Both Win7 and WIn8 are. So you can install them in any order. Be sure to boot the installer, follow the same steps as in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get and maintain a perfect install.
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14 May 2013   #8
WaxyGoosy

Windows 8(32 bit) & Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
See if this will help

How to Dual Boot Pre installed Windows 8 with Windows 7

I believe windows 7 and windows 8 use the same boot loader .

I have solved it. by keeping a disk image of windows 8. now dual boot options are shown even on fast boot setting. thanx
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15 May 2013   #9
WaxyGoosy

Windows 8(32 bit) & Windows 7 (32bit)
 
 

thanx everyone for support
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15 May 2013   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You are welcome.
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