1. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       13 Dec 2015 #1

    Help with dual boot


    Hey everyone, I currently have a hard drive with Windows 10 installed on it, and I want to dual boot it with an older version like Windows 7 or XP. (Just for nostalgia:p)
    Microsoft said to install the older one first or my computer would be screwed, but the newer one is already installed. Any help? Plus this is my first time on the Ten Forums. :)))
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       13 Dec 2015 #2

    You can always run the older OS in a VM environment. That way you don't have to re-install 10 to get the OS order correct.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,897
    Windows 10 Pro
       13 Dec 2015 #3

    Just create an empty partition formatted NTFS for Windows 7 and install to it. It will set up dual booting on it's own just fine. But you have to have a separate license for the Windows 7 - not the one that you used to upgrade to Windows 10 with (or a separate license for the Windows 10). Otherwise you will be violating the EULA (End Users License Agreement).
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  4. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       14 Dec 2015 #4

    Thanks.


    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Just create an empty partition formatted NTFS for Windows 7 and install to it. It will set up dual booting on it's own just fine. But you have to have a separate license for the Windows 7 - not the one that you used to upgrade to Windows 10 with (or a separate license for the Windows 10). Otherwise you will be violating the EULA (End Users License Agreement).
    Thank you. I have a legit copy and product key of Win 7. I just wasn't sure if my computer would be safe. Thanks for your help!
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