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Windows 7: W7 Starter & Enterprise 32b on d/boot

02 Nov 2010   #1
mkpm

Enterprise & Professional
 
 
W7 Starter & Enterprise 32b on d/boot

Hi can you dual boot W7 starter & W7 Enterprise 32bit on the same netbook, ( my kids netbook has W7 starter on which I want to keep. )


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02 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

What are your system specs. I doubt if your specs can handle it.
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02 Nov 2010   #3
mkpm

Enterprise & Professional
 
 

I am not too worried about the specs as I run W7 Enterprise on Atom 1.6gb desktop pc with mini-itx m/board. Full install of W7 Ent but I have made stripped down version of W7 Ent 1.3Gb .iso totall install +/- 3.8gb so the issue is not wether the pc can run it properly but if I can install W7 Enterprise after W7 Starter and run as a dual boot. If not Puppy 5 Linux. Regards M
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02 Nov 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mkpm, welcome to Seven Forums!



There's one way to find out.
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02 Nov 2010   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have a word with your Company IT Administrator.
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02 Nov 2010   #6
mkpm

Enterprise & Professional
 
 

I dont have one. I will sort it sort it out somehow.
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02 Nov 2010   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

What would be the point of dual-booting the same OS?
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02 Nov 2010   #8
mkpm

Enterprise & Professional
 
 

I did not want to lose the pre-installed W7 starter and my W7 ent runs out in a few months time use the concurrent login and remote desktop all the time which starter v does not have. The W7 Starter is on a Acer netbook, which should arrive tomorrow. I did not want to interfere with starter. I am quite familar with dual booting a while back as an exersize for my students we installed booted W98 NT W2000 Xp & RedHat 9 on one pc. I just have not tried this before. The W7 Ent will be sort of vLited to 1.3gb .iso runs real quick. As I write how would I save the pre-installed W7 starter so maybe I only install Enterprise but can re-install W7 starter in the future.
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02 Nov 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Find someone that has the same version DVD and use that to reinstall later and use the activation key on the COA sticker attached to the PC to activate.



You can create an "all versions" installer (as long as it's the same bit-rate) with this tutorial at this link below.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create


You may have to use this info to make a robo-call to MS to sort the batch key to complete the activation, no big deal though.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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02 Nov 2010   #10
SolarWind

Windows 7 professional x86/
 
 

You'll want to get shot of starter when you see it - Damn, you can't even change the desktop bakground.

To answer your question though.... yes you can. There are people on mydigitallife with 3 editions installed.
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