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Windows 7: Windows 7 Hard Drive in a Windows 8 Computer

20 Feb 2013   #11
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You can use the 7 HD if you make the necessary changes in BIOS to make it compatible with the new Win8 Secure Boot and EFI BIOS, and it can be made to boot.

But you still need a retail license for that Win7 version to activate it because as Brink stated your OEM license which came with the HP can only be used on that one machine.
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20 Feb 2013   #12

Windows 8 Pro x64 and Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thank you so much for your help. I now at least have an understanding of where I stand. (LOL that just sounds funny)

Should I buy another copy of Win7 or just another license or is it pretty much the same thing?
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20 Feb 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If cryisi is on steam (I presume) check if it works on Linux then just download wubi and install ubuntu and dual boot
Steam is for Linux too btw
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22 Feb 2013   #14

Windows 8 Pro x64 and Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Not sure about steam, I have it on Origin.
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