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Windows 7: Can i install and boot windows 8 on a data partition

10 Nov 2013   #1
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Can i install and boot windows 8 on a data partition

I was trying to install a trial version of windows 8 from here Download Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation I wanted to know would it be possible to make a data partition and boot from it in order to test it out before wanting to buy Also would I be able to run my old programs without having to reinstall them ? Thanks


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10 Nov 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello bigboi,

Yes, you sure could dual boot Window 7 and Windows 8 like that if you like. The tutorial below can help show you more details on how to.
Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
In addition, you could also install Windows 8 in a virtual machine if you like instead.
VMware Player - Install Windows 8

VirtualBox - Install Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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