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Windows 7: Windows 10 upgrade

01 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home 64 bit, Wndows 7 Po 64 bit
Windows 10 upgrade

I recently upgraded my computer from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro.

Some of my programs that ran on Windows 7 Pro no longer work.

Can I reinstall Windows 7 Pro on another drive using dual boot and use both operating systems?


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01 Feb 2016   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello artylor, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

I'm afraid that you can only have one or the other Windows installed at the same time unless you have a different product key to activate with.

Windows 10 is using your Windows 7 key to be activated, so if you reinstall and activate Windows 7 with the same key while Windows 10 is still installed and activated, both will eventually be deactivated.

Since this is a program issue, you might see if running that program in compatibility mode with Windows 7 selected may help.

Compatibility Mode Settings for Apps - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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01 Feb 2016   #3

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

Sometimes a clean install of 10 and reinstalling all programs will help incompatibility issues.

What programs by the way ?
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01 Feb 2016   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Of course you can, but why would you keep 10 ??

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02 Feb 2016   #5

Windows 7 Home 64 bit, Wndows 7 Po 64 bit

Thanks, better safe than sorry...
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