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Windows 7: Dual boot with windows 7


11 Nov 2009   #1

windows vista ultimate
 
 
Dual boot with windows 7

MY OS IS WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE, AND ITīS WORKING WELL. BUT I INTERESTED IN LEARN THE NEW WINDOWS 7.
CAN I INSTALL WINDOWS 7 IN DUAL BOOT WITH WINDOWS VISTA?
I HAVE 3 BIG HDs AND MANY SPACE.

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11 Nov 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the forums!!

See Brinks tutorial on dual booting -=> here
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11 Nov 2009   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I would recommend disconnecting all drives, including the Vista drive and doing a clean installation on the chosen drive.
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11 Nov 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, you can dual boot Windows 7 with Vista. You can even do it with an Upgrade, although you are supposed to stop using Vista once the Windows 7 Upgrade is installed.

Since you want to keep your Vista, I would buy a full retain version of Windows 7, boot from the installer and install it to another HDD.

If you want Windows 7 to configure a dual boot menu, leave the Vista drive plugged in along with the Windows 7 target drive. But unplug all other drives during install.

If you unplug the Vista drive during Windows 7 install to another drive, you can control which drive it boots to by setting that drive to boot first in BIOS, or using BIOS boot order shortcut key (normally F10).

The drives should still be visible to each other once both are plugged in.
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