1.    03 Oct 2017 #1
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    Windows 7


    Hi everyone. I have a laptop with Windows 10 install on it. I would like to install Windows 7 as a dual boot scenario.
    I tried to install Windows 7 on a partition I made, but got an error message stating that it is a gpt partition. How do I install windows 7 on an existing operating system . Any help will be appreciated. deanie44
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  2.    03 Oct 2017 #2
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  3.    03 Oct 2017 #3
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    Windows 7 64-bit support GUID Partition Table (GPT) partitioning scheme.
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  4.    03 Oct 2017 #4
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    Somewhere on here is a tutorial to install Windows 7 to a VHD (Virtual Hard Drive).
    How to install Windows 7 to a virtual hard disk | Alphr
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  5.    05 Oct 2017 #5
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    HI dalchina. I successfully attached a vhd to Windows 10, but I am have problems installing Windows 7 Home Premium to the vhd. Do you have any suggestions? Do I need another app? Any help will be appreciated, deanie44
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  6.    05 Oct 2017 #6
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    You have to boot the installer as UEFI when installing on a GPT disk.

    Use the 1 time boot menu to bring up the boot menu, you should see 2 choices to boot from.

    If you don`t see 2 choices then that is the problem.

    Example: Notice the 2 choices it gives me for the usb stick.
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  7.    05 Oct 2017 #7
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    AddRam, thank you for answering my post. I will try your suggestion after work. Thanks again. deanie44
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