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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista


12 Mar 2009   #39
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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My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2009   #40
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Qosmio,

You can shrink D just fine if you like without losing anything. 70GB is fine for Windows 7 since it only needs 20GB at most plus space for whatever you want to install on it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jul 2009   #41
qosmio2008

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

Cool thank you so much I will go ahead and see what will happen...



Best regards...........
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2009   #42
qosmio2008

windows 7 7600 64bit, vista 32bit
 
 
Finally WIN 7 & VISTA on the same PC....

I just want to say thanks for every one in this site (SEVEN FORUMS)and special thanx for SHAWN due to his assist in installing Windows 7.
SHAWN every thing went as you described in your tutorial, it's really fast to install win 7 compare to other win OS, hope every thing will be okay....

Thank you so much
Best Regards
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jul 2009   #43
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Qosmio. I'm happy to hear all went well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2009   #44
Rozsomak

Win 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Hi All!
1st time, 1st post here. Nice to see so many helping people!
My issue: I run a vista x64 SP2. I am satisfied with it, it's running flawlessly (more or less).
However I want to try Win 7 desperately. I have a lot of space, so I plan to install Windows 7 on my 2nd hard drive (not Sytem Drive), separately, where I create a partition for the new OS (Win 7). It's a 1 TB Samsung, so space is not an issue, really.

Question:

Do I have to set anything in my BIOS, to have my PC "see" this new booting-option?
Or does it simple detect the new OS on the 2nd HD (when booting)?
As I grasped it'll be an entirely new OS, with a separate boot-sequence.
As I understood, I won't be able to use my existing programs with this method (supposing Vista x64 is sitting on "C" system partition, and Win 7 is on "K" (separate HD): Is it correct?
I really look forward to getting Your reply, and appreciate Your time and dedication!
Thanx in advance!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2009   #45
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Rozsomak, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you will be using a separate hard drive, then you would use step 1 in the tutorial. When done, your computer will start Windows 7 by default since it was the last OS installed. You can change the default OS to have startup anytime you like though.

When you are in Vista, Vista will show as the C: drive and Windows 7 as for example E:. When you are in Windows 7, Windows 7 will show as the C: drive and Vista as for example E:. The OS that you startup to will always show as the C: drive by default and cannot be changed.

You can access the files from each OS from within either OS, but you can only run programs that are installed on the current OS.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2009   #46
Rozsomak

Win 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Thank You very much for Your answer. Indeed, that helps a great deal, and even strengthens my decision to give Win 7 a try!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2009   #47
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Rozsomak. I hope that you find Windows 7 as great as I do.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2009   #48
Rozsomak

Win 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I think I will, although - as I claimed - I had no problem with Vista whatsoever. It's always us, people who make wrong decisions and give incorrect commands. Never blame the precious machine (I call mine Jessica Alba).
OFF
Rozsomak is the Hungarian word for Wolverine, btw.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Sep 2009   #49
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ah, explains the avatar then.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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