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Windows 7: Install w7 on w8 machine without delete restore partition

23 Jul 2014   #1

Install w7 on w8 machine without delete restore partition

Good day!!!

I have a laptop samsung serie 5 with pre-installed w8, I wanna install w7 without delete the recovery partitions of w8,

I have 6 partitions (since i bought it) I dont wanna lose the recovery partitions in case in the future i want to go back to w8. In partition 4 i want to install w7, but i cant because the hd is in GPT.

after a research i have to "diskpart" and "clean " the hard drive, but i think ill lose all the partitions thats right?

note. uefi is disabled and cmos active.

Thanks in advice

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23 Jul 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

You could install it in a Virtual Machine.

Windows Virtual PC - Create Virtual Machine
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23 Jul 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Do an image backup of the entire drive, all partitions, to an external hard drive. Then you can diskpart and clean the drive to install Windows 7. When you want to go back to Windows 8, restore the image backup.

Also, create the recovery discs before you do anything else. You can then use them to restore Windows 8 if you want.
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