Windows 10: Dual Boot - Will this create a problem?

  1.    28 Oct 2017 #1

    Dual Boot - Will this create a problem?

    I just upgraded to W10 from W7 using the free upgrade from MS. All is well. I would like to entertain a dual boot scenario to put W7 back on my HD. I have created a new partition for it, however, W7, and all the apps that came with it, are on 4 recovery disks that came with my CTO. Would I be able to install W7 to the new partition using these 4 disks?

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  2.    28 Oct 2017 #2

    1. The factory recovery disks will probably not let you just install Windows 7 to the partition of your choosing.

    2. You are not legally entitled to run both Windows 7 and Windows 10 dual booting. You have 1 license for Windows that entitles you to 1 install of Windows, and you are wanting to install two different versions of Windows from that 1 license - violating the EULA.
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  3.    28 Oct 2017 #3

    Thanks Navy LCDR. Just the info I needed.
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  4.    28 Oct 2017 #4

    Does the computer have a Windows 7 COA (Certificate of Authenticity) sticker on it with a product key printed on it? If so, that is the product key you would use to re-install Windows 7 with, and you can get the generic Windows 7 ISO file from here:
    Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool
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  5.    28 Oct 2017 #5

    Yes, it has the sticker on the side of the case that shows a product key. I will get the generic Win 7 ISO from the link you provided. This ought to keep me busy this weekend!

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  6.    01 Nov 2017 #6

    Virtualize Windows 7. If the computer can run Windows 10 natively, then it should easily be able to virtualize Windows 7. It's simple to set up, and won't cause any boot issues.
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