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  1.    23 Jan 2016 #1
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    I still need Windows 7 Pro


    I have done the free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I find I still need Windows 7 to use some of my older programs. Is it possible to partition my hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 on it, thus making it a dual boot system? I do have a second hard drive installed that is empty and not being used. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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  2.    23 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnielee09 View Post
    I have done the free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I find I still need Windows 7 to use some of my older programs. Is it possible to partition my hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 on it, thus making it a dual boot system? I do have a second hard drive installed that is empty and not being used. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Try reading this msg thread and it may explain the process for you. Bottom line is YES it can be done.
    https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...dual-boot.html
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  3.    23 Jan 2016 #3
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    Thanks OldMike65. I read the post and will try it. I'll post back to show the results.
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  4.    23 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Unless you have a second license for the Windows 7, though, it violates the End Users License Agreement (EULA) to do so.
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  5.    23 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnielee09 View Post
    I have done the free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I find I still need Windows 7 to use some of my older programs. Is it possible to partition my hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 on it, thus making it a dual boot system? I do have a second hard drive installed that is empty and not being used. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Are you absolutely sure you need Windows 7? There are many reasons software may be incompatible, and they may be fixable by using the built-in compatibility tools.
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  6.    23 Jan 2016 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
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    @Ronnielee09 I am afraid NavyLCDR is correct, I forgot about that!!! If your Windows 10 was upgraded from the Windows 7 you want to use to dual boot, that is illegal to do so. You would need to buy a new license for Windows 7.
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  7.    23 Jan 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Yes, I did upgrade from Windows 7. I think I'll forget the whole thing. It's not worth all the hassle. Only one of my old programs won't work on Win 10.
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  8.    23 Jan 2016 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Unless you have a second license for the Windows 7, though, it violates the End Users License Agreement (EULA) to do so.
    I am not sure whether that is really true in this situation. Where in the EULA does it cover that case.
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  9.    23 Jan 2016 #9
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Unless you have a second license for the Windows 7, though, it violates the End Users License Agreement (EULA) to do so.
    That is until the servers catch it and upload the code to disable it. Never had it happen to me yet.

    Had to use one of my 8.1 Pro keys to upgrade the Dell Inspiron I have for testing. No issues when I loaded 10 on it, while the machine that owned that key, was running 8.1 at that time.
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  10.    23 Jan 2016 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 93
    win10 home

    I reinstalled Win7 on a second HDD,a message popped up saying it may be an illegal copy.Then contacted Microsoft telling them that was untrue,because I have the original disc and key.They altered the installation so it could not re-download Win10 and has worked fine ever since,updates etc. without a problem.
    You can only try.
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