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Windows 7: Dual boot Windows 7/ Windows 8 PC

29 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits
Dual boot Windows 7/ Windows 8 PC

Can I install Windows 8 on a secondary physical hard disk or a partition? Will both Windows 7 and 8 allow a dual boot?

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30 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Yes you can, here is brilliant link for you to check out.

How to Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 Side By Side

I would write the information on here but it would take to long to write out.
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01 Jul 2014   #3


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01 Jul 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bits

Thank you for the great links!

Frankly, I still don't have the courage to install 8 because I am satisfied with 7 but a person has to keep up to date
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24 Oct 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 8/Windows 7 Dual Boot

Hi Guys/Gals:

A week ago, I decided to finally install the latest version of Windows (8.1 Pro) on my existing Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. I bought a new hard drive (1TB) and hooked it up. I popped in the Win 8 disc and started the installation. (I have a total of five hard drives in my giant full-sized computer). During the installation process, Win 8 detected the drives and provided an option as to which drive I wanted the OS to install. Of course, I pointed to the new drive, and the installation proceeded without a hitch.

When the installation completed, I set up a few minor things, and rebooted. During the boot process, I was greeted with a screen option to start with Windows 8 or Windows 7.

So far, I have had no problems whatsoever with this dual-boot configuration. Just wanted to let others know about my experiences. Also, I have always thought that a separate hard drive for dual-booting multiple Operating Systems has always worked best for me; as opposed to partitioning a single drive.
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25 Oct 2014   #6
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

Just realize that, if the Win7 drive was connected when you installed Win8, it's most likely that Windows wrote the new bootloader files to the Win7 drive. The result of this is, if you ever remove or disconnect the Win7 drive, your PC won't boot into Windows anymore.
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25 Oct 2014   #7

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Boot loader I believe depends on which os is default,

win-8/ win-10 will call it's self the default on install,
Manual action is needed to switch from 8 or 10 to choose 7 as the default os in the boot order,
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25 Oct 2014   #8


Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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