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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

11 Jun 2009   #30
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Well, you have until 3/10/2010 with the RC version to play with it, and Windows 7 is suppose to be released on 10/22/2009.


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28 Jul 2009   #31
qosmio2008

windows 7 7600 64bit, vista 32bit
 
 
WIN 7 64bit and vista 32bit ate the same pc!!!

Q- Can I install win 7 64bit on C partition where WIN Vista 32bit installed and get dual boot . my laptop CPU can run 64bit versions. Thanks for the Dual boot tutorial. Cheers
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28 Jul 2009   #32
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Qosmio, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but you would need to either install Windows 7 on a separate partition or hard drive. It cannot be installed on the same partition that Vista is on without Vista being replaced by Windows 7. If you do not have another hard drive, then you can create a new partition (step 2A) from the Vista partition, if you have enough free space (20 GB), to install Windows 7 on.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Jul 2009   #33
qosmio2008

windows 7 7600 64bit, vista 32bit
 
 
Thank you so much SHAWN

That's what I meant separate partition on driver c there's 80GB free, so I'll make another partition and install WIN 7 on it. Thanks a million for your answer, very help full. Kind Regards
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28 Jul 2009   #34
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're welcome Qosmio. I hope it goes smoothly for you.
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30 Jul 2009   #35
qosmio2008

windows 7 7600 64bit, vista 32bit
 
 
one more qustion....

Good day,
Can I make partition from D (not c where vista installed ) cuz i have like 100GB on D,
So, can I follow the same instruction you posted before? or not?
I have only one hard drive 320GB with to partitions C & D


Best regards
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30 Jul 2009   #36
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Qosmio,

If D is a OEM recovery partition, then you cannot split it to create another partition (ex: F) from without deleting D twice.

If not, then yes you sure can.
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30 Jul 2009   #37
qosmio2008

windows 7 7600 64bit, vista 32bit
 
 
I can't shrink c but....

Hay,

What do you mean by OEM recovery partition? yes my recovery files located on D, but when i tried to shrink D, i can get on 70GB,
Do you mean if i continue i will loose recovery partition? or some thing els?


Kind Regards
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30 Jul 2009   #38
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Qosmio,

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management first?

A OEM recovery partition is what is included in a store bought brand (ex: HP, Gateway, etc...) computer that is used to restore your computer's Vista installation back to factory condition when needed. It's usually not a good idea to mess with the recovery partition unless you have already created a set of recovery discs from it and do not plan on using the recovery partition again.
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30 Jul 2009   #39
qosmio2008

windows 7 7600 64bit, vista 32bit
 
 
Screenshots..

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Hope that's help.....Regards


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