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Windows 7: install Win 8 but keep Win 7,possible?

05 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
install Win 8 but keep Win 7,possible?

I wanna try Windows 8 but keep my Windows 7 installation,I mean I wanna have dual boot system.I have 2 partitons both are primary one is C where is Win 7 installed and the other is F where my most used documents are kept.The F partition is primary too.I can't delete all those documents,but I could maybe shrink that partition and make some space for Win 8.does that partition need to be primary to be able to install Win 8?
I mean cam someone write me some steps to have dual boot system?I read somwhere I just need to run throuch custom installation and install Win 8 on separate partitions.after installation steps it will automatically install dual boot.

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05 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

See this tutorial from the Windows 8 forum

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista
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05 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Thank windows 7/8 is only possible to install on primary partition?I think I already have 3 primary partitons,and can't create more.One partiton is used by ubuntu installation which was preinstalled when I bought my notebook.
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05 Jan 2014   #4


Let us see a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.

Tell us where you'd like to put Win7, by deleting or shrinking which partiition or partitions. You can put it anywhere you want.

An OS can be installed on a Logical partition as long as the existing OS which will host its boot files is on a Primary.
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06 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Make and use a Partition Wizard Bootable CD to make your 4th Primary Partition.

It works perfectly

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.
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