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  1.    15 Oct 2015 #11
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    Hi,

    Thanks for that. I've used it before but not on a UEFI based system yet. I'll give it another shot then.

    Cheers,
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  2.    15 Oct 2015 #12
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    Windows 10 Home
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    Okies, to clarify, I should be fine if I partition off a section of my windows 10 hard drive and install windows 7 on it.? I do have a back up drive if anything goes wrong (A drive a ghosted windows 10 onto after I finished installing everything... which I will probably update before I attempt this).
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  3.    15 Oct 2015 #13
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Snake3169 View Post
    Okies, to clarify, I should be fine if I partition off a section of my windows 10 hard drive and install windows 7 on it.? I do have a back up drive if anything goes wrong (A drive a ghosted windows 10 onto after I finished installing everything... which I will probably update before I attempt this).
    Yes. Just be sure to pick the empty partition to install Windows 7 to and not your Windows 10 partition! I like to use MiniTool Partition Wizard Free for resizing/moving my partitions.
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  4.    15 Oct 2015 #14
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    Windows 10 Home
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    Thanks! I do have one concern that I posted in one of the other sections of this forum.. it has to do with resizing partitions.. It is under the hardware/driver section of this forums. I think I made a booboo earlier

    Hard Drive Space loss after expanding partition - Windows 10 Forums
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  5.    18 Nov 2015 #15
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    Win 10

    Did everything go well during the installation of your win 7?
    I am in the same situation, I have win 10 and I would like to install win 7 in dual boot.
    I created the USB bootable for win 7 and I can boot from it but when the screen of loading files finish the computer freezes.
    Do you have any suggestion?
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  6.    20 Jan 2016 #16
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    Win10 and Win7

    Quote Originally Posted by genet View Post
    You can install Windows 7 to the same hard drive or to another hard drive.

    After the installation you can choose an operating system to start (see screenshot below).



    When you are in Windows 10, open Command Prompt (Admin) and type: bcdboot %windir%

    If you want the Windows 8/10 style dual boot page (see screenshots below).



    Genet, this is brilliant and so clearly explained. Everyone else says it can't be done but I followed your clear instructions and it is quite straightforward. I have referred to your solution in my question here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...=1453195687193
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  7.    31 Jan 2016 #17
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    Windows 10

    Hello there.
    Im trying to do a dual boot install,i installed windows 10 first and now i want to install windows 7 on a different ssd. But i run into problems, i have created a bootable usb install with rufus(GPT partition for Uefi) and i manage to boot up from the usb stick, but when i select the drive i want to install windows 7 on i get this message 0x80300024, is it possible to fix this without disconnecting any drives ?
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  8.    31 Jan 2016 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallyket View Post
    Hello there.
    Im trying to do a dual boot install,i installed windows 10 first and now i want to install windows 7 on a different ssd. But i run into problems, i have created a bootable usb install with rufus(GPT partition for Uefi) and i manage to boot up from the usb stick, but when i select the drive i want to install windows 7 on i get this message 0x80300024, is it possible to fix this without disconnecting any drives ?
    I finally managed to install windows 7 after making the bootable usb drive with rufus(MBT for Bios or Uefi and Fat32)
    But when i get the bootmenu to choose between windows 7 and windows 10 and i choose windows 7 i get a error message up that it cant boot. What can i do to fix it ?
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  9.    02 Feb 2016 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rallyket View Post
    I finally managed to install windows 7 after making the bootable usb drive with rufus(MBT for Bios or Uefi and Fat32)
    But when i get the bootmenu to choose between windows 7 and windows 10 and i choose windows 7 i get a error message up that it cant boot. What can i do to fix it ?
    I found out the problem, and the problem was secure boot in the bios. I turned it off and it worked.
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  10.    28 Feb 2016 #20
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    That's what I did with my new Dell inspiron Windows 10 laptop. I created a new partition on the hard drive and installed a newly purchased copy of Windows 7 to the new partition, however, there was a message that some thing was out of the suggested order. I'll have to review the message and get back. edit, I disabled secure boot in the uefi bios. Now I'm still on the windows 7 Starting Windows screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Snake3169 View Post
    Okay.

    I got som..e games that refuse to run in windows 10. I have a legit copy of windows 7. So I am thinking about dual-booting windows 7, so I can play my old games again and only using the windows 7 OS to play old games that won't work on Windows 10.

    So I just want to make sure I have this right before I do it. I don't want to mess up a perfectly fine and working install of windows 10 for an OS I left behind months ago.

    In windows 10, partition off a unallocated section of the C; Drive that I have windows 10 installed on. Empty section of it naturally.

    insert the windows 7 disc, reboot.. boot from Disc

    install windows 7 to the newly partitioned unallocated section that I just made.

    Once windows 7 is done installing, reboot

    Now at this point, I assume a window will pop up before booting with the selection to either boot into windows 10 or windows 7?

    If any of that is wrong, please let me know.
    Last edited by dlcampbe; 28 Feb 2016 at 16:19.
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