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Installing W7 as a second OS to W8.1


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Posted 12 June 2015 - 07:46 PM

My Lenovo H30 came with a 500G HD and W8.1 on it and I want to dual boot it with W7 and transfer/copy critical applications from 8.1 to 7.

 

I have shrunk the W8.1 partition(s) (it uses about 5 partitions for OS, recovery, rescue, etc.) to 200G and I have carved out an unformatted 300G partition to be further partitioned as follows

 

200G Windows 7

100G NTFS shared data

 

Can I just follow these instructions, substituting "Windows 7" for "Windows XP"?

 

I don't know it it's relevant at this time but I plan to eventually delete 8,1 completely and install Linux Mint 17 in its space.  Hence the shared data partition for media, documents, etc.  I think Linux can read NTFS but Windows can't read Linux, or I could make the shared partition FAT. Is this feasible?



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 06:12 PM

Anyone?



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 06:44 PM

FWIW:

 

How to dual-boot Windows 8 and Windows 7 ExtremeTech - http://www.extremetech.com/computing/143380-how-to-dual-boot-windows-8-and-windows-7

 

How to Install Windows 7 Over Windows 8 Dual Boot Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums - http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/248739-how-install-windows-7-over-windows-8-dual-boot.html

 

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 10:29 PM

Thanks. :thumbup2:



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Posted 14 June 2015 - 06:22 AM

You are welcome :).

 

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