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Windows 7: Windows 10 upgrade

01 Feb 2016   #1
wideminnow70

Windows 7 Home 64 bit, Wndows 7 Po 64 bit
 
 
Windows 10 upgrade

I recently upgraded my computer from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro.

Some of my programs that ran on Windows 7 Pro no longer work.

Can I reinstall Windows 7 Pro on another drive using dual boot and use both operating systems?

Thanks


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01 Feb 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello artylor, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm afraid that you can only have one or the other Windows installed at the same time unless you have a different product key to activate with.

Windows 10 is using your Windows 7 key to be activated, so if you reinstall and activate Windows 7 with the same key while Windows 10 is still installed and activated, both will eventually be deactivated.

Since this is a program issue, you might see if running that program in compatibility mode with Windows 7 selected may help.

Compatibility Mode Settings for Apps - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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01 Feb 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep
Sometimes a clean install of 10 and reinstalling all programs will help incompatibility issues.

What programs by the way ?
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01 Feb 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Of course you can, but why would you keep 10 ??

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02 Feb 2016   #5
wideminnow70

Windows 7 Home 64 bit, Wndows 7 Po 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, better safe than sorry...
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