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Windows 7: Windows 10 and Windows 7 dual boot question

03 Mar 2015   #1
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Windows 10 and Windows 7 dual boot question

Hello,

If I wanted to dual boot Windows 10 and my current Windows 7, and then I want to delete Windows 10 partition via Windows 7 (maybe if I will need the hard drive space back - it's a small drive), in the next restart I will not be able to boot until I insert Windows 7 recovery disk? Or there is a way to remove Windows 10 without causing issues?
I am asking that because I do not have an installation disk for my Windows 7.

Thank you


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04 Mar 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Windows 10 screws up a dual boot with windows 7, Put 10 on another drive. First unplug Windows 7.

10 is not worth jeopardizing windows 7 over.

You can find threads on it at 10 Forums.

https://www.tenforums.com/
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04 Mar 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I agree 100% with AddRam,
If you wish to test 10tp do it using VMware where damage maybe minimized,
I haven't done it personally I've done it on it's own hdd and that hdd got put to sleep never to boot again,
https://www.tenforums.com/general-di...lder-hdds.html
In a dual boot on the same drive that 7 was on would be a complete disaster
There's nothing special about 10tp.
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04 Mar 2015   #4
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ok, thank you guys I will do on a VM!
By the way, I couldn't install Win 10 tp using the dual boot way, whenever I insert the DVD it tell me "bootmgr" not found at startup. . .
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04 Mar 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Here's video on how to setup VMware,
It shows Linux but any iso can be used,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P0Bdqp-S2c
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04 Mar 2015   #6
mibaup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thanks and by the way, that's weird : My Windows 7 properties show that it's a 64-bit Windows 7, but when I install VirtualBox it only let me install 32 bit OS's saying something about i686 CPU :O

I will try with VMware as well now

*Edit: what's more recommended? VMware or VirtualBox?
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04 Mar 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi I believe VMware would be better,
I believe the message might state your equipment machine is only able to use a 32 bit iso in a vm,
I had the same deal
If you downloaded a 64 bit iso download a 32 bit iso instead to use
Cheers.
https://www.tenforums.com/virtualiza...tion-bios.html
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