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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation Problems

05 Apr 2017   #1
Ethan Weegee

Dual Boot Windows 10 Home x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows 7 Installation Problems

Sorry about the vague title, I didn't know what to put.
I want to install Windows 7 so I can dual boot Windows 10 and Windows 7. I have a few ISOs that I have tried but they all give some error. One said that the partition couldn't be installed because it is of GPT type. And the rest get stuck with the installer asking for USB drivers. I also tried to install x86 version but it had the exact same error with the driver. I use Rufus to create the bootable USB. I have the settings in BIOS for UHCI and Legacy Support ROM (Or whatever it was) on.

I've been stuck here for a few days. If it matters (Which it probably does) I have an Inspiron 20 3052.


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05 Apr 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. You have win10 installed and are trying to add win7 is that correct? To duel boot you have to install the old o/s first as it won't understand the new boot from later versions. It can be done the other way but with a lot of problems. The simple way is to get free virtual box and run 7 or any other system as virtual PC's
Can you post a screenshot from disk manager so we can see partitions
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05 Apr 2017   #3
Ethan Weegee

Dual Boot Windows 10 Home x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, here's a screenshot. http://puu.sh/vaEZL/66c34ce43d.png
C: is my Windows 10 partition, F: is the one I'm trying to install Windows 7 on, and E: is the bootable USB.

Also, I already have a (working) VirtualBox of these ISOs. I know the ISOs work. The problem is that they won't install. I can't format either, so...
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09 Apr 2017   #4
Ethan Weegee

Dual Boot Windows 10 Home x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

A bit late to post but I solved my problem. I actually realized that you can run the setup from inside another Windows, so I ran the setup from Windows 10 and let the installer do it's thing.
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