Cannot install Windows 7 as dual boot

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  1. Tipiford's Avatar
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    Cannot install Windows 7 as dual boot


    Rufus (v3.14-latest copy we find) apparently doesn't work with Windows 10, and the Microsoft iso download of Windows 7 is a French or Korean version.
    What other options are there for instatlling a dual boot Win 7 with Win 10?
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  2. SIW2's Avatar
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    the Microsoft iso download of Windows 7 is a French or Korean version.
    Are you asking for windows 7 installation media - what bit version and language ?

    What is the exact model of the machine it is intended for?
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  3. Tipiford's Avatar
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    SIW2 said:
    Are you asking for windows 7 installation media - what bit version and language ?
    What is the exact model of the machine it is intended for?
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit in English, for Dell Optiplex 7010 (what difference would the machine have?)
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  4. SIW2's Avatar
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    You can use the ms virgin media which is from 2011,then you will have to activate it, find the correct drivers and manually install an update so that WU will work.


    Or you can use the dell media.The dell media is big because it is multilanguage.
    Last edited by SIW2; 03 Jun 2021 at 21:43.
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  5. SIW2's Avatar
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    G13K9_PW4KGA00_W7SP1PRO64_ROW(DL).iso
    released 2016-04-20 it includes English
    Last edited by SIW2; 05 Jun 2021 at 17:30.
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  6. AddRAM's Avatar
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    Rufus 3.14 doesn`t work with W10 ?

    That`s kinda odd
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  7. idgat's Avatar
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    Why dual boot? Install a VM (like Virtual Box - freeware) and install Win 7 in that. Run it from within Win 10 avoiding boot issues.
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  8. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Hello @Tipiford,

    Tipiford said:
    Rufus (v3.14-latest copy we find) apparently doesn't work with Windows 10 . . .

    That's strange.

    I have used it on Win 10 without problems. Try downloading and trying the Portable Version . . .

    > Rufus 3.14 Portable (1.1 MB) - Direct Download

    I hope this helps.
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  9. Tipiford's Avatar
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    idgat said:
    Why dual boot? Install a VM (like Virtual Box - freeware) and install Win 7 in that. Run it from within Win 10 avoiding boot issues.
    I've tried both Hyper V and VMWare, and cannot get USB on either, nor internet on Hyper V

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    Paul Black said:
    Hello @Tipiford,





    That's strange.

    I have used it on Win 10 without problems. Try downloading and trying the Portable Version . . .

    > Rufus 3.14 Portable (1.1 MB) - Direct Download

    I hope this helps.
    Thanx, I will give this a try.
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  10. idgat's Avatar
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    Tipiford said:
    I've tried both Hyper V and VMWare, and cannot get USB on either, nor internet on Hyper V
    (Not sure what you mean about "cannot get USB devices on either" - at what point, before/after virtual has been installed and/or before/after virtual OS installed?


    I've used VBox successfully to install virtual Linux systems, and win 7 on multiple devices, old and new.

    Don't know about HyperV or VMWAre, I always use VirtualBox , but same principles may apply.


    External device recognition is not automatic to the virtual system, it has to be connected through a menu item (can't be more specific unfortunately, at the moment not near a device with this on it) and ceases to be available to the host system during that time.


    I suspect there are other factors at play here, OP is getting too many "negatives" (Rufus not working, failures with virtual software, OS language difficulties/conflicts) than would otherwise not be experienced.
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