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Windows 7: Dual boot Windows 8.1?

02 Jul 2014   #1
PedroCst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Dual boot Windows 8.1?

Hi everyone,
I hope there's not much trouble by inserting a Windows 8-related thread here. If it does, it's pretty obvious what the next step is going to be
That said, I've just received a laptop with Windows 8.1 in it. However, it comes with the typical bloatware and I want to remove it. So, after some good hours finding out a legit version of the software, I'm now afraid that something goes wrong. So, I decided to first dual boot the current Windows 8.1 and a pristine one, which I want to keep.

So my question is: is it possible to dual boot Windows 8.1, and then remove one of the setups?
Best regards,
Pedro.


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02 Jul 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why not just remove the bloatware ?

Post a shot of disk management b4 proceeding, please
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02 Jul 2014   #3
PedroCst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Why not just remove the bloatware ?
I believe a clean install is a better option.
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02 Jul 2014   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

That is true, but then windows will not be on the faster part of your hard drive. Best to re install on the factory partition or format the entire drive. But then again, you could always slide the partition to the left with Partition Wizard Boot CD.

Make sure nothing voids your warranty

http://www.eightforums.com/general-s...tion-left.html
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02 Jul 2014   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Make an image of your current installation and install the new system. With the image you can always backpaddle.

Imaging with free Macrium
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