Short answer, YES. However... DO NOT overwrite your Windows 7 w/ the beta Builds of Windows 10. Once the GA is released THEN my suggestion is (you did ask for suggestions ;)) take the opportunity to Upgrade your laptop to Win10 for FREE. In the meantime... if you want to check out Windows 10 Previews here is how:
1. Run it as a virtual machine
2. Run it as a dual-boot
3. Create a VHD & install it on that.
For #1 you will need to 1st install Microsoft VPC, using that to create the VM. For #2 you need an available drive or partition which, is unlikely to exist in your laptop. #3 is a good method; HERE are the instructions for that... just substitute Win10 when it mentions Windows 8.
Edited by Drew1903, 09 April 2015 - 01:27 AM.