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  1. Rip
    Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
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    Windows


    Can I install Windows 7 while still having 10? Like let me choose what Windows to use this time?
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Yep. If you have a second product key/license for the Windows 7 you want to install. It violates the EULA to re-install the same version of Windows 7 to a second partition and keep the Windows 10 that it was previously upgraded to on the first partition.

    You will have to have an empty partition to install the Windows 7 to.
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  3. Rip
    Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
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    NavyLCDR said:
    Yep. If you have a second product key/license for the Windows 7 you want to install. It violates the EULA to re-install the same version of Windows 7 to a second partition and keep the Windows 10 that it was previously upgraded to on the first partition.

    You will have to have an empty partition to install the Windows 7 to.
    I have this:

    When I open:

    What to do next?
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,517
    Windows 10 Pro
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    I can't remember if it works by running setup.exe from within your current OS or not. The next step would be Install Now. Then, I think it is enter product key. Then, you want the custom install option, which I can remember if you get without booting from the install media.
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  5. Rip
    Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    NavyLCDR said:
    I can't remember if it works by running setup.exe from within your current OS or not. The next step would be Install Now. Then, I think it is enter product key. Then, you want the custom install option, which I can remember if you get without booting from the install media.
    Can you please give me a video or anything that can help me?
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    Windows 7 (x64) / Ubuntu 14.04 (x64)
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    Rip said:
    I have this:

    When I open:

    What to do next?
    At first you are going to need an other partition or hard disk in order to install an other version of windows.
    So if you have not a second (internal) hard disk you have to resize the partition you have windows 10 installed in order to create some free space for a new NTFS partition.
    After that it should better if you just booted up your windows 7 installation (instead of using the setup.exe file) and install windows 7 into this new NTFS partition.
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  7. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,517
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Rip said:
    Can you please give me a video or anything that can help me?
    Windows 10 - Dual Boot with Windows 7 or Windows 8 - Windows 10 Forums

    Process is basically the same - you are just installing Windows 7 as the second OS instead of Windows 10.
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  8. Rip
    Posts : 26
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I see this:

    What to do??
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  9. spapakons's Avatar
    Posts : 2,891
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 202H (Nov 2020 build 19042.867)
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    Obviously you cannot upgrade Windows 10 to 7! Choose the custom (advanced). Then it will start copying some files to the hard disk so it can boot into Windows 7 Setup. It will restart the computer, boot into Windows 7 Setup, just like you would boot directly with a Windows 7 DVD-ROM, if you had one. Then continue setup and make sure you select the new partition to install there. The Windows boot loader should be updated with a new boot entry to load Windows 7. So at startup you should be presented with the choice to boot 7 or 10 (with 7 default) and after 30 seconds it will automatically boot into 7.
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  10. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,517
    Windows 10 Pro
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    spapakons said:
    Obviously you cannot upgrade Windows 10 to 7! Choose the custom (advanced). Then it will start copying some files to the hard disk so it can boot into Windows 7 Setup.
    After you tell it which partition you want it to install to
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