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Windows 7: Trying to dual boot 2 windows 7s

25 Jan 2014   #1
nimonster

Windows 7 32 and 64 bit
 
 
Trying to dual boot 2 windows 7s

I recently got an alienware x51r2 with windows 7 64 bit, and I want to add another OS (also win764bit). I created a new partition from windows and when I boot from the dvd in UEFI mode, not legacy, to install it on the new partition, it says that the partitions are not in recommended order and it asks if i want to still proceed. Should i proceed? will it make problems?


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25 Jan 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Would you post a shot of disk management form the working windows install.
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25 Jan 2014   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

You do know that you have to have two licenses for two Win 7's, even on the same PC. Do you qualify there?
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25 Jan 2014   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The message is negligible. You can proceed with same steps as for Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
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25 Jan 2014   #5
nimonster

Windows 7 32 and 64 bit
 
 

Attached is the screenshot of the partitions. I bought a windows 7 DVD from Costco so I think the license is fine. I haven't installed it on any other PC and also win7 came with one win7 installation
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26 Jan 2014   #7
nimonster

Windows 7 32 and 64 bit
 
 

Here is the screenshot


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26 Jan 2014   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I always get that warning message when Dual Booting to test Win7 on a Win8 PC. It was explained to me that it has to do with the Recovery partition's position on the disk and has no bearing on the new install. It has never caused me any problems.

The recommended layout is here and shows that when an OEM partition exists on the drive, the REcovery partition should be in the last position. However many OEM's do not place it there so the error is generated because of their configuration and not yours. As I said earlier, it is negligible.
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26 Jan 2014   #9
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nimonster View Post
Attached is the screenshot of the partitions. I bought a windows 7 DVD from Costco so I think the license is fine. I haven't installed it on any other PC and also win7 came with one win7 installation
Yes, you are OK license wise. You purchased one with the PC and also one at Costco.
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26 Jan 2014   #10
nimonster

Windows 7 32 and 64 bit
 
 

Error?


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