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Windows 7: Its possible install two Windows 7 x64 in the same HDD?

25 May 2017   #1
Jorgeapp

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 
Its possible install two Windows 7 x64 in the same HDD?

Hello! like the title says

I want install two Windows 7... but i don't know how. Google has so many information that confused. someone have a simple tutorial? for beginners...


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25 May 2017   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

First, you create another partition to install windows on, I would use Partition Wizard.

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Then you install Windows on that partition.

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DO NOT delete your current install partition.

Before you do anything, research, research, research.
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25 May 2017   #3
Jorgeapp

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

Thanks for the quick answer!
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25 May 2017   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The first thing you should do is post a full shot of Disk Management for us to look over.

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25 May 2017   #5
Jorgeapp

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

What i want is have an extra partition maybe with 100 GB with Windows 7 for install, test and modify games and programs, that's gonna protect me and don't ****ed my current original system with cracks,virus, traces or fail installations. and not to mention the loss of important and personal data from my current OS.

Here is the picture:



> The first without name is the "Recovery Partition" is hidden i can't access to that, only a special program of the Acer company can.
> The second is my current OS
> The third well i don't know what is that.
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25 May 2017   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The 3rd small partition is your System Reserved partition, Don`t touch it.

You can make a 4th 100 GB partition to the right of C if you want, it can be a Primary or Logical partition. Use Partition Wizard to create it.

There are videos there that will show you how to resize C and create a 4th partition.


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26 May 2017   #7
Jorgeapp

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

You know if its possible create a ISO (or similar) file of my current original OEM Windows 7? I mean create a kind of backup... I search in google but the only what show me is a backup of all my files with the final size 30 GB or more i don't want that. i want is a copy of the Operative System (2-4 GB) for put in a USB/DVD, for in the future can restore a clean windows.
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26 May 2017   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Jorge, the fist partition ("Recovery Partition") has the image to recover the computer to the factory defaults. Normally you can build a USB flash disk or DVD to do a recover on a new HDD.
If you still have a COA stick with a Win 7 HB key (look under the laptop or even under the battery), you can download a ISO from M$ and use the key from the COA. Download the down loader, run it, choose Win 7 OEM HB, burn a DVD or transfer to a USB flash disk - Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

Changing disk properties and config is a risky task. You MUST make a BACKUP of your files before changing partitions.

My advice: Buy a SSD, do a clean install of Win 7. Put your HDD on a external case to use it as a backup or replace the CD-DVD by a HDD case.
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26 May 2017   #9
Jorgeapp

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

@Megahertz07 Thanks for the suggest but if you see my flag xD buy a single dollar in my country cost 6.079,87 BsF million in the local coin. so buy a SSD or a new HDD #lol i will need to work 327 times so it is not a viable way... i prefer do the job without spend money, that's is why i want clone my current OS... anyway your help is great because now i know i can use the serial key in the sticker under the laptop to install a new W7 and activate it.

Thanks for the answer.

Update: i fund a post of a guy with a similar request.
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26 May 2017   #10
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you have an external HD not doing anything special, let me add to Addram's "...Before you do anything, research, research, research." Before you do anything: backup, backup, backup!
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