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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

12 Mar 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

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06 May 2009   #10
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

thanks shawn

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06 May 2009   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Nonpasaran.
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06 May 2009   #12
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Hi nonpasaran,

Try shrinking the C partition to create unallocated space.

Then right click the unallocated and create a partition to install 7 on.

Disk Management - Shrink Partition - Vista Forums

Disk Management - Delete and Extend - Vista Forums

Hope it helps
sory but the point i cant understand: why i have to make a new partition
i still have one (D) partition?
why i cant use D for installation seven
or am i have to use C definitely?
sory i keep you busy
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06 May 2009   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem.

D: is your OEM Vista recovery partition. If you use it, then you will not be able to restore your OEM Vista back to a factory default condition with it.
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06 May 2009   #14
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
No problem.

D: is your OEM Vista recovery partition. If you use it, then you will not be able to restore your OEM Vista back to a factory default condition with it.
ok now i understand
but are you sure?
because you can see in first picture there is a partition about 6 Gb i know it s the recovery partition is it correct? and i always know that partition in included C. but i guess i m wrong
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06 May 2009   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sorry Nonpasarn. I meant to say that your first partition is the OEM recovery partition instead.

If you do not have anything on the D: drive that you want to keep, then yes you can select it during the installation of Windows 7, format it, and finish installing Windows 7 on it.
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07 May 2009   #16
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Sorry Nonpasarn. I meant to say that your first partition is the OEM recovery partition instead.

If you do not have anything on the D: drive that you want to keep, then yes you can select it during the installation of Windows 7, format it, and finish installing Windows 7 on it.
ok great thanks shawn at least we deal
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07 May 2009   #17
nonpasaran

vista
 
 
hi

i did it
i created a new partition in and i named it as S and i install seven there and results
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/2054/ekranalnts.png
thanks shawn
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07 May 2009   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Nonpasaran. I'm happy to hear that you got Windows 7 installed in a dual boot with Vista.
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01 Jun 2009   #19
Roy Shopland

Winows XP Media
 
 

Thanks for a very clear set of instructions which enabled me to instal Windows 7 first time!! This is probably a silly question but is it possible to switch from one operating system to another without having to reboot each time? Once again many thanks for an excellent tutorial. Roy
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