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Windows 7: How can I install windows 7 on top of windows 8.1?

23 Jan 2016   #1
xse

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
How can I install windows 7 on top of windows 8.1?

Basically what the title says.

If this is not possible, I will be happy to just clean install windows 7.


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23 Jan 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A clean install would be my choice. Here is a tutorial by Brink that will guide you.
Read it carefully.

Clean Install Windows 7



I would suggest saving anything you want to a external drive first.
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23 Jan 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What do you mean, on top of ?

No such thing.

Please elaborate.
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23 Jan 2016   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I think he means downgrade from 8.1 to 7 which is not supported unless the computer comes with downgrade rights and shipped with 8 or 8.1.
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24 Jan 2016   #5
Taplice

windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

If you need dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Windows 7?
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24 Jan 2016   #6
xse

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
What do you mean, on top of ?

No such thing.

Please elaborate.
dual-boot
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24 Jan 2016   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Then that should have been your thread title, you will now get proper help.

Why do you want a dual boot on a laptop ?
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25 Jan 2016   #8
xse

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Then that should have been your thread title, you will now get proper help.

Why do you want a dual boot on a laptop ?
So I can use windows 7 and windows 8.1, without virtual machines.
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25 Jan 2016   #9
Taplice

windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Install more than one operating system, in your case, windows 7 and windows 8.1 How to Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 | PCMag.com
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25 Jan 2016   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

How did we get from this in post #1

Quote:
How can I install windows 7 on top of windows 8.1?
Basically what the title says.

If this is not possible, I will be happy to just clean install windows 7.
To this in post #6

Quote:
dual-boot
I must of had to much coffee and got lost.
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