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Windows 7: can i install two win7 in two partition in same pc?

14 Nov 2009   #1
raniero

win 7
 
 
can i install two win7 in two partition in same pc?

hello ive an hd with 2 partitions, c and e, ive installed win7 in e: can i make a second installation in c: with win7? if i make a new installation of win7 in c: i will be able to boot both os (the old win7 in e: and the new one in c

what im afraid of is that after installing the new win7 in c: i will loose the boot option to log in the old previous win7 installation in e: but im pretty shure that i should be able to log in both win7 cause the new installation will retain the second os boot option.. theres someone can confirm?


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14 Nov 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Shouldn't be a problem. During the beta testing I had multiple versions of 7 on various partitions. Remember that the default OS will be the last one installed. Only question I might have is activation if you have only one key. I don't see where this would be against the EULA, but you may have to call MS for clarification and activation.
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14 Nov 2009   #3
raniero

win 7
 
 

4 activation i think i should be able to use in the new installation the same activation files from the old partition as the computer hardware its the same, the only change is actually the partition size and letter
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14 Nov 2009   #4
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I don't think there will be any problem. Just being cautious. I had to do a call to activate once in Vista. Relatively painless.
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25 Jan 2010   #5
Sizzle

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Guys, I have a problem, I installed windows 7 to the second partition of the disk, but the windows7 on the first partition is no more available for booting. I need to boot from the original windows 7 partition, have any idea how to fix that? Thanks in advance
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25 Jan 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Use startup repair 3 to 4 times.

Startup Repair
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25 Jan 2010   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu, attaching file with paper clip in reply box.

Tell us which OS you are able to boot into.
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25 Jan 2010   #8
Sizzle

Windows 7
 
 

I tried that, but the problem is that it didn't give me a chance to choose between the dual boot, it is acting like there is only this new windows seven. I need to get the other windows to appear at the startup to chose it.
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25 Jan 2010   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

And we can tell you how to achieve that once we see the screenshot.
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25 Jan 2010   #10
Sizzle

Windows 7
 
 

Here is what you were asking for (atleast i hope), i put it in "attachements" hope you can see it. My new windows 7 copy is now installed on C: , but i have the previous one on D: that I am not able to boot from, it is not showing.


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