Windows 10: I still need Windows 7 Pro

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  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 & 7 home premium
       23 Jan 2016 #1

    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. Posts : 26,330
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       23 Jan 2016 #2

    Ronnielee09 said: 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. Posts : 17
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    Thread Starter
       23 Jan 2016 #3

    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

    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

    Ronnielee09 said: 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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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       23 Jan 2016 #6

    @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. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 & 7 home premium
    Thread Starter
       23 Jan 2016 #7

    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

    NavyLCDR said: 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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    EL Capitan
       23 Jan 2016 #9

    NavyLCDR said: 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

    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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