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Windows 7: Install 2 versions of W7 on same HD

06 Jun 2009   #1

Vista/Windows 7
Install 2 versions of W7 on same HD

I have a HDD which is partitioned into 2 drives. I have vista installed on HD 1 and W7 on HD 2. I want to remove vista and install a fresh copy of W7 on HD 1 and keep the other install of W7 on HD 2.

Is this posible and would it mess up the boot configuration with having 2 copy's of W7?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400


It is definatly possible. No problem w 2 or more win 7 build on the same machine or even the same drive. Do you want to upgrade from vista or install a clean win 7 (preferibly). When you boot from the win 7 dvd it will ask you if you want to upgrade or do custom install and which drive/partition do you wan it to be done on.
You might want to check the tutorial section Im sure there is something there about this very subject

Hope this helped

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2009   #3

Vista/Windows 7

Thanks no probs as long as I know it wont mess the boot menu up the rest I can manage :)

Thanks for the info.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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