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Windows 7: Dual booting Win 7 Home Premium x64 & Server 2008 R2 in 2 partitions.

13 Sep 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Dual booting Win 7 Home Premium x64 & Server 2008 R2 in 2 partitions.

Hi All,
I am planning to format my disk and want to install windows 7 and windows server 2008 in two separate partitions. Please guide me on how to install the same. Which OS to install first? How many partitions to create.? I have 1 TB hard disk. So how much space to be allocated to each partitions since I am planning to create 3 or 4 partitions(say C,D,E,F) ?

My System details:

Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 2 (max 8)
Number of threads 4 (max 16)
Name Intel Core i5 3210M
Codename Ivy Bridge
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz

Northbridge Intel Ivy Bridge rev. 09
Southbridge Intel HM77 rev. 04
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 6 GBytes
Channels Dual
Memory Frequency 798.7 MHz (1:6)

DMI System Information
manufacturer Dell Inc.
product Inspiron 7520

DMI Processor
manufacturer Intel(R) Corporation
model Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
clock speed 2500.0 MHz
FSB speed 100.0 MHz
multiplier 25.0x

Display adapter 0
Name : Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Dedicated Graphics : AMD Radeon 7730M (2GB)

Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 (6.1) Home Premium Edition 64-bit Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
DirectX Version 11.0

Please guide me whether my system requirements support this ? If not let me know alternate solutions.

Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Why do you want Server 2008, you`ll never use it, do you have a way to activate it ?

Just split the drive in half, a 1 TB drive is too small for 4 partitions, but you could make 3, a pair of 300 GB and the rest for storage.

Your specs are fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Which OS to install first? Win 7 or Win Server 2008 ? any order? I am installing it for my bro coz he needs it for some project related tasks.
Thanks for the reply.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

15 Sep 2015   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

I would always put Windows 7 1st.

If it`s just for a project then make the partition for Server 2008 small, only 100 GB.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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